An ad campaign intended to highlight the roles of parents and caregivers in the widening obesity epidemic drew criticism and resulted in the removal of the ads, according to CNN. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: Critics of these ads, which portrayed obese children, claimed that the ads only served to make kids feel worst about being obese, further contributing to their condition rather than offering solutions. Supporters of the campaign noted that it achieved its purpose in getting parents to recognize the need to take an active role against child obesity.
It is good that a health care organization opted to take an active role in addressing obesity. Hopefully, they will continue to find ways to draw attention to the problem in a constructive manner. 02-09-12 By Elliot Maras