Kill the Messenger?

Fonda, Daren
June 2004
Time;6/7/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 23, p87
Discusses how food advertising aimed at children in schools, the Internet, on television, and in sports arenas has increased the obesity epidemic in the U.S. How public-health advocates propose that the federal government prohibits advertising for high-fat, high-salt foods; Resistance from advertisers, food companies, and broadcasters regarding the possibility of banning certain types of ads; Consideration of how Norway, Sweden, and the province of Quebec have all banned child-targeted television advertising; Reference to an initiative called Verb, which encourages kids to be more physically active.


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