Thirst for profit

Simon, Michele
March 2005
Mothering;Mar/Apr2005, Issue 129, p38
The article focuses on the hazards possessed to the health of children by junk foods. The article author points that readers of the periodical know how the junk-food industry markets its unhealthy products incessantly to children, especially in schools. Over the last two years, increased focus on the dual epidemics of childhood obesity and diabetes has resulted in a groundswell of action. Of particular concern is the out-of-control sale of sodas and other unhealthy beverages in schools. At the same time, companies such as CocaCola and PepsiCo care enormously about their corporate image and are spending large sums of money on public relations in the wake of increasing criticism. INSET: ON THE FRONT.


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