Aggressive Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Products

Aggressive Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Products is the deliberate marketing of health diminishing products especially when these are targeted to specific populations differentiated by age, gender, racial/ethnic group, or any other factor.

¡Azúcar! Not always so sweet.

Before interning at Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) the aspects of public health I had been exposed to were in  health education, prevention, and intervention of sexual health and HIV/AIDS. What drew me to intern at LCHC was their commitment to advocacy and social justice to the Latino community who often face greater…

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Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss

    I can honestly and boldly say that before interning with Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) I was naive to the issues that were affecting Latinos. I knew that Latinos faced obstacles when it came to adequate health care, poverty and immigration but I was not aware of the severity of these…

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Sugar-Coating Science: How the Food Industry Misleads Consumers on Sugar

Billions of dollars are spent annually by food and beverage manufacturers along with industry-supported organizations such as trade associations, front groups, and public relations (PR) firms on emotional appeals such as these. Such ads insert the brands and products into our everyday lives, infuse our psyches with manufactured cravings for them, and shape the complex…

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Targeted Advertising, Promotion, and Price For Menthol Cigarettes

Targeted Advertising, Promotion, and Price For Menthol Cigarettes in California High School Neighborhoods

Although more adolescents smoke nonmenthol than menthol cigarettes, preference for menthol cigarettes among teenage smokers in the United States increased from 43.4% in 2004 to 48.3% in 2008. When annual surveys were combined over the five-year period, more Black smokers (ages 12–17) preferred menthols (71.9%) than Hispanic smokers (47.0%) and non-Hispanic Whites (41.0%). Newport (manu- factured…

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