Why do we allow our young people to be continuously bombarded with the opposite of good eating messages and then expect them to grow up with healthy eating habits? It's time we added food and beverage advertising to the list of protections we afford our children and teenagers.
Mary Lewis is VP Research, Advocacy and Health Promotion, Heart & Stroke. Heart & Stroke and the Childhood Obesity Foundation are founding members of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition whose goal is to restrict food and beverage marketing to Canadian children and youth. www.stopmarketingtokids.ca She is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
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