Posts Tagged Childhood Obesity

Heavy-Hitting Anti-Obesity Campaign: Nasty or Necessary?

The building-size billboard features a patently plump child looking forlorn; underneath is the blunt caption, “It’s hard to be a little girl when you’re not.” The ad is part of an initiative launched in Georgia by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to ‘Stop Childhood Obesity.’ In Georgia, 40 percent of kids are obese or overweight, and children as young as first grade are frequently diagnosed with hypertension, according to the campaign.