Should the government restrict food ads aimed at young viewers?

There are more efficient, less roundabout ways to improve the health of the nation. Though I have no qualms with censoring bastardized corporations, placing restrictions on only ads aimed at a demographic dependent on others is an ineffective strategy. I predict that such a change wouldn’t make a noticeable or worthwhile difference seeing as young children don’t make their own food choices. At the end of the day, it is the parent who feeds the child at his or her own discretion. However, this is not to say it would hurt to stop kids from bugging their parents for dinner at McDonalds. I’m lukewarm to the idea overall. It could only help, but by such a small margin that the cost of its implementation in terms of money, time, and other factors, simply may not be worth it.


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