Updated: Sep 10, 2018
Just in case anyone missed this news, 2 weeks ago, this report on childhood obesity came out. Spoiler alert: it's not looking good.
And just today, Vox published this piece highlighting a new study that links food advertising and junk-food sponsorship of major sports teams to childhood obesity. You can read the original study here.
The key takeaway: "The first study to quantify food marketing to children through professional sports organizations in the US, it casts these leagues in a new light: as key peddlers of junk food to children."
While the current statistics are certainly grim, the problem is solvable. It starts with holding the food industry accountable.
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