Industry marketing junk food to kids

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Welcome to Public Health Moment from the University of Minnesota. Rates of childhood obesity have tripled over the last 30 years, with one-third of American children currently overweight or obese. Many factors contribute to this problem. But a key one is the way in which industry markets junk food to children. Nutrition expert Mary Story, a professor at the University of Minnesota, says that the food and beverage industry spends $2 billion a year marketing foods to children. <Story: “Recently, Story briefed members of Congress on this topic. She and others call for industry to make changes and also for the creation of federal, state, and local policies to curb these marketing practices. <Story: “



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Engebretson, Mark; Mary Story. (2011). Industry marketing junk food to kids. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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