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Auckland University researchers found a correlation between junk food consumption and diseases in children.
There’s an unexpected new trigger to what may be making your child overweight. This time, it’s not too much TV, too much junk food, or even genetics.
Tracie Afifi, PhD and her colleges knew that there hasn’t be a study quite like theirs—on the effects physical punishments as children and their mental state as adults—so they set out to find out just how much of a correlation could be drawn between the two.
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.
Once upon a time, the plot of yet-to-be-released children’s book Maggie Goes on a Diet sparked great controversy among parents and experts.