Posts Tagged ‘junk food’

Do Fat Cartoon Characters Make Kids Eat More?

July 31, 2015 — An intriguing new study from the Journal of Consumer Psychology raises the possibility that fat cartoon characters might lead kids to eat more junk food. With a hook like that, it was only a matter of time before health journalists picked up this work and translated it for public consumption. After all, the popular cartoon […]

Junk Food: Trash or Treasure?

July 29, 2014 — Junk food brings life to the thought that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In fact, the origin of that idiomatic phrase — from Chamber’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts in 1879 —  relates it back to food: Truly, as one man’s meat is another man’s poison, so one man’s rubbish is another man’s […]