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Racial Disparities in Food Advertising in the
Jung-Sook Lee, Ph.D.
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Towson University, Towson, MD 21252
The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. is one of the highest in the world, and it is especially high among
African Americans. Ethnic targeting in food advertising has been criticized for perpetuating unhealthy diet among
African Americans in the U.S.Based on social learning theory, this study investigates racial disparities in magazine
food advertisements. A content analysis of 680 food advertisements was conducted from 2008 and 2011 issues of
Ebony, Essence, both of which target African Americans,and Peoplewhich targets general consumers. Comparisons
are made in the 13 food categories,57 product types,and 199 brands advertised. First, unhealthy food
categories(e.g., alcoholic beverages, fast food restaurants) continue to be disproportionately advertised in Ebony and
Essence. Second, healthier product types(e.g., sugar-free beverages)are morefrequently offered in People than they
are in Ebony and Essence in several food categories, but the overall results are inconclusive. Third, significantly
fewer brands are advertised in Ebony and Essence than in People, and the dominant food brands in Ebony and
Essence are concentrated in the categories of alcoholic beverages, fast food restaurants, non-alcoholic beverages,
and meat. These results raisethe concern that unhealthy foods continue to be excessively advertised to African
Americans as the demand forunhealthy foods declines among the general population. The findings regarding product
types and number of brands also bear a resemblance to the history of distorted ethnic targeting
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