fast food se haani?
Fast food is a driving force behind the epidemic of diet-related health conditions, setting kids up for a lifetime of health problems. Nearly one out of every three children in the U.S. is now overweight or obese.
But that’s not the end of it. The negative effects of fast food on our health include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Liver disease
- Type-2 diabetes
Kid-Focused Marketing Fuels Illness
A growing body of scientific evidence shows reducing junk-food marketing to kids could reduce the rates of diet-related conditions such as childhood obesity and diabetes, sparing the health of millions of children.
To that end, the White House and four U.S. agencies have recommended ending the promotion of junk-food to children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended a national policy prohibiting junk-food marketing to kids. And, high profile organizations like the World Health Organization have recognized the links between fast-food marketing and our children’s health.
Simply put, the less kids are exposed to fast food marketing, the less likely they are to be susceptible to diet-related diseases as adults.
So we’re leading the call to protect our children’s health. We demand the industry’s most aggressive marketer to children, McDonald’s, retire its iconic clown and the suite of marketing practices it uses to build kids’ life long brand loyalty.
Health Professionals Help Curb Health Crisis
Health professionals have a critical role to play in compelling the fast-food industry to change the way it does business. Thousands have already taken a stand with us.