News Nugget: Cartoon characters attract kids to junk food

Junk food is causing trouble again! New research shows half of children say food from a package decorated with a cartoon celebrity, like Shrek or Dora the Explorer, tastes better than the same exact food from a plain package. The study also finds when they are given a choice, most kids pick the food from the package with the cartoon characters on it.

Earlier this year, the spotlight was on junk food in movies.


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