It goes without saying to read the whole thing.
But, this is the section that caught my attention:
The food giants all know what that means: They must square the foods they target at kids with statistics on how fat the kids are getting. There are twice as many overweight children and three times as many overweight adolescents as in 1980, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jennifer Beaton only wishes her daughter, Katherine, 10, could drop fatty, salty snacks. Katherine adores Doritos chips and McDonald's fries.
When the Westlake, Ohio, mom noticed Katherine putting on weight, she ceased the weekly Friday afternoon trips to McDonald's for large fries and a soft drink. And she began to remind her daughter how fattening the chips could be.
Katherine has lost weight since then, but it hasn't been easy.
''How do you fight with these companies?'' asks Beaton. ''Maybe they just don't realize how frustrated parents are.''
How do you fight with these companies???????? When I go to the grocery store I seem to always find Frito Lay Representatives shoving Fritos and Doritos in my shopping cart.
Come on . . . you simply don't buy the product. I know that parenting can be hard sometimes, but it ain't rocket science.