Controlling advertising could help reduce obesity

October 13, 2020

Childhood obesity has more than just physical health implications. Obese children often have higher rates of depression, anxiety and eating Yet steps can be taken to prevent childhood obesity — including restricting food and beverage advertisements that exploit children, and implementing policies that make healthy foods more available and affordable. For more information, see Vol. 4, No. 1 of the Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly.