Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Global

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other

Study setting

Online

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n=198 (scenes)

Food content on children movies from 2013 to 2018: Taking food processing into account

Goal

Evaluate food content on children movies using the NOVA classification.

Results

One hundred and ninety-eight (n = 198) scenes that contained 555 food references were included. The frequency of references to unprocessed and minimally processed foods (60.1%) was similar to references of UPF (59.1%). Fruit/vegetables and sweets represented 37.9% of food appearances each. Scenes containing fruit/vegetables conveyed more negative (62.5%) or neutral messages (49.3%) than positive (26.4%). UPF scenes contained more positive (70.9%) and negative content (75.0%) than neutral (37.3%). Regarding UPF subcategories, sweets scenes were more positive (49.1%) than neutral (22.4%) and fast food meals scenes were more negative (37.5%) than neutral (5.9%).

Authors

Horta PM, Machado BB, Souza LV.

Journal

Journal of Pediatrics

DOI