Presidents Out Rank Captains in Crisis Situations

A White House report warns, “The childhood obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis.“The review by the Task Force on Childhood Obesity says one out of every three children is overweight or obese. The task force is a key part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to solve the problem of obesity within a generation. President Obama ordered the comprehensive review of the issue.

The report includes familiar themes, emphasizing the importance of improved nutrition and physical activity. It also calls for some new and dramatic controls on the marketing of unhealthy foods.The task force wants junk food makers and marketers to go on what amounts to an advertising diet. It says media characters that are often popular with kids should only be used to promote healthy products. If voluntary efforts fail to limit marketing of less healthy products to young viewers, the task force suggests the FCC should consider new rules on commercials in children’s programming.

Once the government takes over commercials for childrens programming and defines “healthy products”… Captain Crunch  may be moved to  the federal terrorist watch list.. Not sure  the role of parents in the report.

 

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