OBESITY: FOOD CORPORATIONS DESTROY HEALTH!
Obesity is our newest epidemic. Studies show that poor eating habits, usually formed in childhood, are responsible for unhealthy lifestyles and excess body weight. Children’s television programs are laden with ads for junk food, candy, soda and other unhealthy products. Commercials target children’s untapped purchasing potential and corporations persuade schools to contract for products laden with sugar and saturated fats. Such foods exacerbate the incidence of diabetes, bone fractures, tooth decay, heart disease and osteoporosis, and cost the U.S. well over a billion dollars a year.