Tag Archives: Child Obesity

New Principles for Food Marketing Presented for Comment

This post was written by John P. Feldman and Michael L. Sacks. The Interagency Working Group of Food Marketed to Children (“Working Group”) today has requested comments on proposed nutritional principles that it hopes will help in the fight against childhood obesity. The Working Group, established in 2009 by the FTC, FDA, CDC, and USDA at … Continue Reading

Children’s Advertising – Fast Food Industry Initiative

This post was written by Peter Le Guay, Partner at Thomson Playford Cutlers. The Initiative Childhood obesity has become a major public health issue in Australia with evidence showing that excessive consumption of foods high in fat, sugar and salt is a major contributor to childhood obesity. One of the most recent steps implemented to … Continue Reading

Child Obesity a Sign of Heart Disease

Children who are obese or who have high cholesterol also show early signs of heart disease, according to a new study. Results of the study were unveiled at a recent American Heart Association conference. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, has not yet been published. The … Continue Reading
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