Planet fat

Lempert, Phil
June 2005
Progressive Grocer;6/1/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p22
Trade Publication
Discusses the prevalence of obesity problems worldwide. Factors which contributed to the increase in the number of obese children in the U.S.; Challenges faced by the European Union in its efforts to restrict advertising junk foods to children; Significance of diet trends among adults to businesses.


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