Junk-o-meter

The Junk-o-meter explained

The junk-o-meter is an easy to read scale showing how healthy or unhealthy a TV show is based on how many and what types of food ads there are in the TV shows analysed.

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Fat Free TV: No food or drink ads.

No Junk: The majority of food or drink ads are for healthy products with on average less than one junk food ad per episode.

Some Junk: On average there are between 1 and 1.9 junk food ads in an episode of these programs.

Moderate Junk: On average there are between 2 and 3.9 junk food ads in an episode of these programs.

Loads of Junk: On average there are between 4 and 6.9 junk food ads in an episode of these programs.

Junk Overload: On average there are more than 7 junk food ads in an episode of these programs. It’s recommended that your kids watch these shows sparingly.