Over one million arteries clogged
I came across this ad on Seth Godin's blog, and I couldn't resist commenting on it.
I hope you're as big a fan of irony as I am.
This one hits a little close to home. Right now, I'm bogged down in a major campaign to educate parents about childhood obesity - something that is creeping up on us so quietly we can't hear it, but which is going to kill a lot of people far too young. Ten-year olds with hypertension are showing up all over the place... some are so overweight they can't even get blood taken to check.
It's sad that we accept the practice of selling kids this kind of refuse and calling it food, associating it with happy childhood memories and sending them out into the world unable to distinguish between what is nutritious and what shouldn't even be put in dogfood.
Yeah... we're all the masters of our own destiny, but if anyone honestly thinks that the average person can compete with the glut of messages telling them to eat more and more - to suck back bacon-ranch infused grade F meat, then that person is either an idiot or not living in reality. It's not a fair fight - especially when the target is children.
I hope that one day society realizes exactly what they're doing to themselves and to their kids, and that the proliferation of fast food and childhood obesity (25% of Canadian children under 5 are obese) are related. Until then, healthcare is going to have a hard time keeping up.