The health epidemic unleashed on children by packaged foods
An excerpt from Outside The Box, by Jeannie Marshall:
“The dreaded children’s menu. It offered pasta for a first course, and breaded chicken served with french fries for the second. Another choice was pizza slices served with french fries and a soft drink. There were also hamburgers and hot dogs on the menu….
There are 42 million children under age five who are overweight or obese in the world. It used to take years to put on that much weight and it was rare to see an obese child. Now it’s an ever-growing problem for nursery school children. If something doesn’t change, these children will live difficult, unhealthy lives, and many of them will die an early death.” (Illustration by Andrew Barr)
Part One: The pervasiveness of junk food advertising to children