Assault on junk foods
The Obama administration is leading a charge this week with soon-to-be introduced legislation that will ban candy and sugary substances from many schools. The aim is to reduce obesity levels among children.
On Tuesday, Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move” campaign to promote more exercise and healthier eating for kids. Parents can download age-appropriate recipes on Letsmove.gov and find resources for developing more healthy lifestyles for their families.
Teens, of course, are rebelling. People make people fat, not vending machines, they claim.
Have you noticed how smoking is rarely seen in movies these days? Junk food may soon be wiped from the silver screen next. A newly published study by Dartmouth Medical School reports that candy, salty snacks, soda star frequently in films between 1996-2005, as much as “one-third of G-rated movies, 58 percent of PG movies and 72 percent of those rated PG-13.”
Guess that explains the snack binge going on in most movie houses and making up 40 percent of theaters’ net revenue.