It sounds laughable to blame food manufacturers and fast food restaurants for children being unhealthily overweight. But Big Tobacco thought health-related lawsuits were a joke too – until they finally lost. In this ABC News program, correspondent John Donvan examines the food industry’s marketing strategies to see if and to what extent they are responsible for Americas epidemic of childhood obesity.
Industry initiatives to make and offer healthier foods are also presented. Afterward, anchor Chris Bury speaks with Kelly Brownell, director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, and Gene Grabowski, of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.
Available in DVD format only. Closed-captioned. 23 minutes. 2003.