“Unfortunately, the feds are poised to adopt ill-conceived regulations that won’t help but might make the problem worse”

April 13th, 2012

From Todd Zywicki’s Op-Ed in the WSJ.

Oh, what is it about, you ask? Regulating advertisements of fatty foods aimed at kids.

Restricting food advertising is a flawed approach to childhood obesity. The underlying causes of weight gain in children are the same as in their parents—eating too much and exercising too little. And academic research confirms what we sense from personal experience: Kids eat what their parents eat. If you sit down at the dinner table with a two-liter bottle of Coke, Jimmy won’t ask for milk instead.