Each time a commercial came on, the kids wanted to eat something that was bad for them, something high in sugar. This became a problem because they did have “grown-up” snacks in the pantry, but they were not allowed to touch those certain foods. Although the kids were eating healthier foods, advertisements in commercials today attract children, who see that the break from their TV show as the perfect time to eat an unhealthy snack!
Something that I have noticed lately when out in public the use of iPhones, iPods and iPads by children instead of a Gameboy like in the past. This exposes kids to many more ads, because a lot of free apps have advertisements linked to the games. The Pandora station app also has advertisements after every couple of songs. Some of those ads are also aimed at food.
I understand that an advertiser has a very hard job with this because there are a lot of ethical issues that go into advertisements. After reading the article about food advertisements geared toward children, I think that it is important to make a change sometime in the future.