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If Massachusetts Were 5% Less Fat, It Would Save $5 Billion Over 10 Years
Whatever you think of policies like the soda ban, you need to at least accept that there is a compelling financial imperative here in promoting healthier living.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is now, by far, the largest funder of work in this country on childhood obesity. They’re spending $100 million a year on the problem. The food industry spends that amount every year by Jan. 4, just marketing junk food – just to children.
Psychologist Kelly Brownell on how food companies market junk food to kids. (via nprfreshair)