Ban on fast-food TV commercials could...

Ban on fast-food TV commercials could cut childhood obesity by ...

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 20, 2008, titled Ban on fast-food TV commercials could cut childhood obesity by .... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A ban on such commercials would reduce the number of obese young children by 18 percent, and the number of obese older kids by 14 percent, researchers found.

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Toby

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Nov 20, 2008
That study had the conclusion written before it was ever performed.
Dinah

Dover, DE

#2 Nov 20, 2008
Nonetheless, I just LOVE putting the blame on ONE place. We forget. Who provides the money for these kids to eat? Who takes them OUT to eat?
Who ALLOWS them, after school to sit doing hours of homework, then watch t.v. or play video games only to go to school the next day and do more of the same? Who provides these more inactive kids "3 squares a day" when they don't need them?

Don't blame the industries. They just provide a fast way out of a schedule crunch and considering how many there ARE, they need to make their product sound as tasty as possible without having to resort to the old 'stick it to the opponent' ads of "Where's the beef?"

The ultimate choice is with the parents, folks.
Kevin

New Orleans, LA

#3 Nov 23, 2008
There is a teacher in Browardcounty who developed a ohenomenal program that decreases childhood obesity and increase student achievement in core subject areas. I bought a kit for my son and he loves it. The program is called Edu-Fitt and the website address is www.getfitwithcoachsmith.com
reelthing

Delray Beach, FL

#4 Nov 23, 2008
Ban the parents that feed their kids this crap
reelthing

Delray Beach, FL

#5 Nov 23, 2008
One time when I was 8 years old I saw a Mc D's commercial on tv.I then stole my moms car and drove 17 miles each way just to get a happy meal.

“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Bel Air, MD

#6 Nov 23, 2008
WOW! Now I'm really scared. I did not know that fast food restaurants had found a way to push calories and fat through the television into a childs body!

What's next? Beer companies getting our kids drunk?

“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Bel Air, MD

#7 Nov 23, 2008
reelthing wrote:
Ban the parents that feed their kids this crap
It's nor politically advantageous to actually identify and address the real problem.

There always need to be somebody else to blame for failed parenting.
Whatever

Park Ridge, IL

#8 Nov 23, 2008
reelthing wrote:
One time when I was 8 years old I saw a Mc D's commercial on tv.I then stole my moms car and drove 17 miles each way just to get a happy meal.
EXACTLY!!! Parents, take responsibility of your kids. Perhaps engage in an activity rather than plopping them in front of a TV where they sit for hours on end.

I am so sick of parents blaming music, TV, video games etc for their failure. Ask yourselves, who does my kid get possession of fast food, video games, music from instead of pointing fingers.
Skipper

Spring, TX

#9 Jul 5, 2013
Kids don't need tv's in their rooms to watch the garbage tv has to offer.
It has been proven that all the fast food commercials impact a kids' brain.
Some schools offer fast food and if the parents put money in their accounts, the kids can get what they want. Many parents are too lazy to pack a healthy lunch for their children.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#11 Aug 7, 2013
I don't watch much tv unless it's a movie. The Horse Whisperer is on. You work on a ranch/farm, you don't have to worry about obesity. You work everything off.
It's a wonderful life.

Probably only the Texans will know what I'm talking about, not the city slickers.
Vib_Ram

Spring, TX

#13 Apr 15, 2015
Well, I was going to sleep in, but it stormed here this a.m. I am drinking warm water with lemon and sitting on my patio, meditating about the day and what to get done.
health

Decatur, GA

#14 Apr 19, 2015
NoFreeRides wrote:
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It's nor politically advantageous to actually identify and address the real problem.
There always need to be somebody else to blame for failed parenting.
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vib_ram

Spring, TX

#15 Apr 20, 2015
Thanks for the reminder. I need to listen to a guided meditation I have. It is awesome.

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