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Ultraprocessed Food Ads Play on Our Emotions

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 20, 2024

Ultraprocessed food ads on TV and social media may trigger your emotions, making you believe you’ll be happier if you eat them.

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TikTok Challenges and Junk Food Consumption

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / October 3, 2022

Are TikTok challenges leading people to eat more junk food? Brands selling ultraprocessed foods have found new employees—TikTok users.

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Food Apps Reduce Junk Food Intake

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 9, 2021

Perhaps a few taps on a smartphone with food apps can help people zap some unhealthy foods from their diets, says a study.

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Junk Food in American Diets

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 8, 2021

Based on a duo of surveys of food intake among 10,001 U.S. adults, 47% of calories hail from junk food in the typical American diet.

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