Ad Marketers want Children Fat and Stupid

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Dan, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Dan

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    Food and beverage marketing to children under 12 leads them to ask for
    and eat more foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional
    value, a report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine of the
    National Academies has found. The committee preparing the report
    stopped short of saying that TV ads are a direct cause of the epidemic
    of obesity in children, but said that the connection is strong.