by Cathleen F. Crowley | TimesUnion | July 12, 2008

The release of Disney’s new animated movie, WALL-E, has highlighted the discussion about the connection between obesity and advertising. The movie portrays humans as fat blobs, making food choices dictated by TV. Could this be a picture of our children’s future?

According to Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH,
the link between obesity and advertising has real implications for children’s health.

Dr Rich adds that watching commercials over time has the potential to change attitudes toward food and to develop behaviors that put children’s at risk for becoming obese.

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