Ban on Advertising to children linked to lower obesity rates
It seems to be a no brainer but nobody talks about it at all. The heavy exposure our children have to the massive advertising and marketing spending of the major food industries is jaw-dropping. And mostly, completely unchallenged, and if you mention it then you are labelled “The Food Police” or “The Joy Police”. Who is left to pick up the pieces of a sick and obese nation though…?
There was a great article written by Catherine Musemeche in The New York Times yesterday.
I recommend you read it in its entirety.
It is not long but it is sobering, intelligent and raises many worthwhile points.
Full article here: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/ban-on-advertising-to-children-linked-to-lower-obesity-rates/