Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Obesity and Advertising

At our BUILD class on Saturday we met at the Lawndale Christian Health Center with their COO/CFO, Bruce Miller. He presented a power point slide that showed the increase in obesity in America. It is astounding. It generated interesting discussion about obesity among the poor. We discussed theories such as healthy food being more expensive, the lack of good grocery stores in distressed communities and the convenience and affordability of fast foods. Today the Chicago Tribune published an article that claims that Black-oriented TV has more fast-food ads.

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