There's all kinds of talk these days about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages as a means of curbing obesity. The idea is that if sodas and other sweet drinks were more expensive, people would buy less of the stuff. In turn, that reduced consumption should mean fewer calories consumed, and hence less weight gained. And revenues generated by these taxes could go toward obesity-prevention programs. But it's not clear whether such a scheme would really work.
The DC-based nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has helped a California mother file a class-action suit against McDonald's, demanding that the burger chain stop marketing toys to children.
Jennifer LaRue Huget
| December 16, 2010; 11:22 AM ET |
Categories: Childhood obesity, Family Health, Kids' health, Motherhood, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Parenting
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