Are Food Advertisements Promoting More Unhealthy Foods and Beverages over Time?: evidence from Three Swedish Food Magazines, 1995-2014
2017 (English)In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, E-ISSN 1543-5237, Vol. 56, no 1, 45-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Unhealthy food in advertising has been suggested as a mediator for the increase in diet-related illness. This study quantitatively investigates changes in food advertising between 1995 and 2014 in terms of food categories promoted, macronutrient content, and percentage of foods classified as heathy or unhealthy from a sample of 7,199 ads from three Swedish food magazines. With the exception of increased alcoholic beverage and decreased carbohydrate-rich-food promotion, no monotonic trends of increasingly unhealthy food advertisement are found. From these findings, it is argued that food magazine advertising is not a mediator of the adverse dietary trend.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 56, no 1, 45-61 p.
Food advertising, media, nutrition, obesity, Sweden, time trend
Nutrition and Dietetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16565DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2016.1256286ISI: 000392649000004PubMedID: 27880047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16565DiVA: diva2:1077360