Listen: Northwestern at Purdue – Also available on 1000 AM

Dr. Ashley Gearhardt: The truth about fast food advertising

A Happy Meal featuring non-fat chocolate milk and a cheeseburger with fries, are arranged for a photo at a McDonald's restaurant in Brandon, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Bill and Harry Teinowitz speak with Dr. Ashley Gearhardt, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gearhardt performs research at the university’s FAST (Food Addiction Science and Treatment) lab. Her focus is on the association between highly processed junk foods and whether they trigger addictive properties similar to cigarettes and booze. She joined the show to explain the impact of fast food advertising, the hidden dangers of addictive food stimulants, and why they are so harmful to our body.

You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.