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Obesity Epidemic, Restaurants, And Marketing To Children

MSNBC focuses on marketing to children and, in the process, baselessly blames restaurants for the so-called obesity epidemic and soft drink producers for calcium deficiency in children. “Obesity rates in kids have skyrocketed, [child advocates] point out, as children eat more prepared and fast foods… As soft drink ads have increased, milk consumption has plummeted, leading to calcium deficiency in many children.” As expected, MSNBC made no effort to offer a rebuttal to these outlandish charges.

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