Education Report Roundup

Survey Tracks Junk Food Advertising in Schools

By Michelle R. Davis — September 21, 2006 1 min read

“A National Survey of the Types and Extent of the Marketing of Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value in Schools” is posted by the Commercialism in Education Research Unit at Arizona State University.

The majority of advertising in schools is paid for or sponsored by companies that sell “junk food,” according to a national survey by the Arizona State University Commercialism in Education Research Unit.

Using a random poll of 391 school officials in from public elementary, middle, and high schools, the survey estimates that between 26.6 million and 30.3 million students are exposed in school to advertising of foods of minimal nutritional value or foods high in fat and sugar.