Ban on Advertising to children linked to lower obesity rates

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/

Posted: Saturday 14 July 2012

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