06 August 2008

We Are Allowing Our Children to be Brainwashed

Well, I could think of several ways that statement could be true, but it actually came out of the latest Organic Bytes newsletter.
Organic Consumers Association's Alert of the Week was this:
SENATOR SAYS STOP BRAINWASHING CHILDREN TO EAT JUNK FOOD
A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report has revealed that food and beverage corporations spent $1.6 billion dollars in food advertising in 2006. As parents and public health officials understand, the nation's alarming surge in childhood obesity and diabetes are directly related to increased consumption of junk food. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has urged industry and government regulators to redirect the massive funds spent every year in junk food advertising toward education and programs focused on healthy eating.
Take Action: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=25289

I urge you to take action also. What our children eat affects their health physically, mentally, and emotionally. We really should be teaching them to be the best they can be in all areas, including nutrition.

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