Weight Matters

Children and Obesity

Our Children

Cheap food has taken its toll on our health and the health of our children.

There are those who have reaped big profits from supplying our cultural frat party who don’t see change in a positive light. Take, for example, the recent attempt to make a dent in the obesity epidemic by giving our kids more veggies in school lunches that was stymied by a congressional pressure fest, courtesy of the french-fry and frozen-pizza lobby.

How healthy is a cereal that boasts of fiber when part of that fiber comes from corn syrup, the main ingredient is sugar, and it contains no less than five artificial colors?

Can you really believe the claims of social responsibility of fast-food companies who offer pizza cheese as a source of calcium to build strong bones or breakfast cereals that have just as much or more sugar than many desserts?

Obesity rates have more than doubled for children ages 2-11 and more than tripled for teens ages 12-19 in the past three decades.

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Children and Obesity


Our Children

Cheap food has taken its toll on our health and the health of our children.

There are those who have reaped big profits from supplying our cultural frat party who don’t see change in a positive light. Take, for example, the recent attempt to make a dent in the obesity epidemic by giving our kids more veggies in school lunches that was stymied by a congressional pressure fest, courtesy of the french-fry and frozen-pizza lobby.

How healthy is a cereal that boasts of fiber when part of that fiber comes from corn syrup, the main ingredient is sugar, and it contains no less than five artificial colors?

Can you really believe the claims of social responsibility of fast-food companies who offer pizza cheese as a source of calcium to build strong bones or breakfast cereals that have just as much or more sugar than many desserts?

Obesity rates have more than doubled for children ages 2-11 and more than tripled for teens ages 12-19 in the past three decades.