No responsible parent would consider buying their kids cigarettes or vodka, but did you know that foods that are high in fat and sugar such as chips and soda could be just as addictive to their growing bodies? In this video, pediatrician Nadine Burke explains how a junk food culture is directly contributing to the rising epidemic of childhood diabetes and obesity. Think that free refill of a soft drink is harmless? Think again.
Just Say No To Junk Food
From plastic toy tie-ins to cereal commercials during Saturday morning cartoons, big food companies are busy marketing junk food to kids. As Dr. Nadine Burke warns, “this has huge health implications.” What are you doing to help your children move from junk food to good food? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.
As parents and teachers, we can teach children how to evaluate media messages and educate them to make healthier food choices. Here a few suggestions:
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