You know why Dora, SpiderMan and SpongeBob are everywhere when you do the groceries? Same reason Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were plastered on boxes when we were kids – cartoons on food items works.
Kids are easily swayed when making decisions by things that look fun. That’s why they’ll choose healthier Happy Meals if they come with a toy. They’ll also choose healthier snacks IF they have cartoons attached. A simple sticker on an apple was enough to make them grab that over cookies.
After the jump, a rundown of some oldies you may have snuck into the grocery cart, and new ones you’re trying to avoid for your kids.
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