Childhood Obesity

Dr. McGinnis talked about television ads and childhood obesity. Dr. McGinnis is chair of the National Institute of Medicine… read more

Dr. McGinnis talked about television ads and childhood obesity. Dr. McGinnis is chair of the National Institute of Medicine Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth that released a report earlier in the week that said that food and beverage companies are using TV ads to entice children into eating unhealthy food, leading to an increase in childhood obesity and diabetes. The Institute of Medicine called on Congress to help with the issue, as well as to enhance nutritional standards and create incentives to encourage companies to develop and promote healthy products to children. Dr. McGinnis responded to questions and comments from viewers. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Dec 10, 2005

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  • Dec 10, 2005 | 9:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
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