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Junk Food Commercials Put on Notice

18 Jul

junkfood.jpgThe junk food industry is desperately trying to regulate itself before the heavy hand of government weighs down on them.  Companies like General Mills, Coca Cola, McDonalds and a few others have taken steps to limit their junk food commercials on children’s Television show geared to children under 12 that do not meet nutritional standards.  This sounds to me like a conundrum?  Which junk food meets nutritional standard?  Perhaps the fruit and vegetable growers should be the ones advertising on children’s shows and perhaps we should start advertising the dark chocolate for its redeeming nutritional quality, milk, exercise, whole-wheat crackers, and eggs and so on.

Children can be so easily manipulated and to have allowed advertisers free range over their minds and habits for these years is criminal.   Anyway, it’s better late than never.

I hope these commercials do not morph on third world countries’ television show and have those kids develop similar bad habits the effects of which will be harder to deal with due to the lack of resources in those countries.  Let’s keep our eyes on the children in all parts of the world.  The children everywhere are our future.

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