Targeting children with treats [INFOGRAPHIC]
Kids like junk food. They see flashy, colourful ads on TV promoting high calorie, low nutrition snacks, and are eating more and more fatty, sugary foods. Many parents find themselves stocking their pantries with edible evil, and convenience foods are are the easy choice for busy parents.
Healthy eating starts in the home. Start early.
- 1 in 3 children in the US are considered obese or overweight
- 50% of overweight children remain overweight as adults
- 1.6 Billion dollars is being spent per year on ads promoting high calorie, low nutritional food to kids, more than 3 times the amount spent by the government marketing healthy food and exercise
Infographic from Teach.com
You may also want to check out this infographic about school cafeterias if you want to become even more frightened…