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SpongeBob SquarePants and characters like him should promote only healthy food for kids, a panel of scientists said yesterday. Food marketing strongly influences what children eat, the Institute of Medicine said in a comprehensive review of scientific evidence on the issue. Overwhelmingly, food and drinks marketed to kids are high in calories and low in nutrition, the report said. "It's putting our children at risk," said panel member Ellen A. Wartella, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside.
Get a life.
Without parents buying the trashy food, the kids wouldnt get fat. Get a spine, and be more aware of what your kids are watching and eating. Its the parent's responsibility to write to the producers of spunge bob and complain that they are advertising crap and they dont like it.
Kids dont buy thier own groceries. Lets get real here, are we all irresponsible mindless robots who arent allowed to be accoutnable for our choices? Are parents not responsible for the wellbeing of their kids, is your TV raising your kids?
Parents need to get a life, professors who think there is a problem need to fight it with something besides legislation, and people need to be aware of what they eat.
Legislative restrictions on "healthy advertising" is stupid, becuase month to month whats healthy and what's not changes. Is milk good? eggs? yogort? Nuts? where do you draw the line? Its called personal choice - and parental involvment.