The Impact of Food Advertising on Your Kids

In the last 30 years, obesity rates for children ages 2 to 5 have nearly tripled, and the rate has quadrupled for the 6-11 age group.  Obesity in childhood increases the risk for continuing that trend into adulthood and with it comes a wide range of medical problems including cardiovascular disease and an increased risk for certain types of cancer. Just a couple decades ago, type 2 diabetes was considered to be a disease only found in adults, but it is now being diagnosed in teenagers.