It should come as no surprise that fast food chains target children. With their prominently displayed toys and strategically placed signs, children are more exposed than ever to the advertising ploys.
Did you know that certain children are more targeted than others in the restaurants? A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows three risk factors that possibly target your child:
- If you live in a middle class household.
- If you live in a majority-black community.
- If you live in a rural community.
So if you fall into one of these communities, keep this in mind the next time your child wants that Happy Meal toy! They are a direct target.