Junk food is undoubtedly linked to childhood obesity, yet big corporations market to children who are least aware of and least able to control the components of a healthy diet. These children, are most susceptible to junk food addiction and its inherent medical risks.
Because we are in the midst of an increasing worldwide obesity health epidemic, and decreasing available funds for healthcare spending, some suggest that the government step in to regulate the junk food industry. Should major companies should be required to stop advertising to children and to place warning labels on junk food, similar to the regulations imposed in the tobacco industry? Or, should the “buyer beware/eat at your own risk” attitude still prevail? What do you think? We want to know!