The NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition have released a report outlining the recent rends in obesity related behaviors. It clearly shows that children’s intake of high-sugar foods and drinks have risen sharply.
What is particularly interesting is that the consumption of high-sugar foods and drinks has risen substantially for children, and not for adults.
So what could cause an increase for children, and not for adults? Well to me the answer is dreadfully clear; marketing.
The article supports this assertion;
“Similarly, advertising pressures, access to appropriate food choices, school food policies, nutrition information and labelling all potentially influence food selection.
In Australian society today there is also a large commercial drive to promote products that contribute to obesogenic behaviours (food is the most advertised product on television). The economic imperative (ie profits) behind these promotions creates a challenge…”
Remember this every time you go shopping; Food corporations do NOT care about you or your children’s health. They exist for one reason only; to make money.
Full Report is here: NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition