Introduction: TV commercials for sweetened drinks may result in an increased consumption of unhealthy and energy dense drinks with a high content of sugar. In 2014 the swedes purchased an average of 92 litres of soft drinks per consumer, which is an increase by ten litres compared to the year 2000. Regular consumption of sugary drinks increases the risk of developing overweight, obesity and caries.
Aim: The aim of the study is to investigate whether the number of commercials for sweetened drinks on TV has changed during the years 1999-2014 and if there are any differences between various TV channels regarding the number of commercials.
Material and method: The study examines TV commercials for sweetened drinks such as juice and soft drinks (with and without carbonic acid) using an Excel document based on data from TvChecks database. By filtering the data by different food numbers and year various tables and graphs were created to show what changes occurred in the number of commercials for sweetened drinks during the years 1999-2014.
Results: TV commercials for sweetened drinks has increased largely between the years 2013 and 2014. The TV channels that in average showed the most commercials for sweetened drinks are the Swedish Channel 5 and TV3, while TV4 and TV7 showed the least commercials in average during the years 1999-2014. Moreover, the TV commercials for drinks sweetened with sweeteners shows a clear increase during the years 1999-2014 from 586 to 8716 commercials.
Conclusion: The number of TV commercials for sweetened drinks has increased considerably over the years 2013-2014, while the number of commercials during the years 1999-2009 was relatively constant.
|Date of Award||2016-Jun-22|
|Supervisor||Elisabet Rothenberg (Supervisor) & Hanna Sepp (Examiner)|
- Culinary Arts and Food Sciences
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)
- tv commercial
- sweetened drinks
- tv channels