In the past few years, childhood obesity has grown from being a personal health issue to a public health issue. And today, it is fast becoming a political issue.
Today, this little butterball would almost be slim by comparison to his classmates.
Not only are today’s fat kids fatter than ever, their numbers are swelling as well.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, research also shows that there is an 80 percent chance an overweight adolescent will become an obese adult. But maybe, you’re not a numbers person.
If that’s the case, and this data isn’t enough to grab your attention, take a look at this train-wreck:
Clearly, we have a problem.
What are WE going to do about it?
Should the U.S. pursue that path, they would follow Sweden, Norway and Finland as the only countries to have banned commercial sponsorship of children’s programs.
This new research builds onto the findings of the 2006 report issued by the Institute of Medicine.
Michael Grossman, co-author of the NBER study, say that “our study provides evidence of that link.”
Alright, problem solved…..TV fast food advertising is the villain.
So, what now?