Should We Take Any Responsibility for the Obesity Epidemic? 

Should We Take Any Responsibility for the Obesity Epidemic? 

The power of the “eat more” food environment can overcome our conscious controls.  Food and beverage companies frame body weight as “a matter of personal choice.” Even when we aren’t distracted, the power of the “eat more” food environment may sometimes overcome our...
Are Food Ads Making Us Obese? 

Are Food Ads Making Us Obese? 

We all like to think we make important life decisions, like what to eat, consciously and rationally, but if that were the case, we wouldn’t be in the midst of an obesity epidemic. The opening words of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the potential threat posed by...
Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

The unprecedented rise in the power, scope, and sophistication of food marketing starting around 1980 aligns well with the blastoff slope of the obesity epidemic. In the 1970s, the U.S. government went from just subsidizing some of the worst foods to paying companies...
Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

The unprecedented rise in the power, scope, and sophistication of food marketing starting around 1980 aligns well with the blastoff slope of the obesity epidemic. In the 1970s, the U.S. government went from just subsidizing some of the worst foods to paying companies...
Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

The unprecedented rise in the power, scope, and sophistication of food marketing starting around 1980 aligns well with the blastoff slope of the obesity epidemic. In the 1970s, the U.S. government went from just subsidizing some of the worst foods to paying companies...
Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

Marketing Takes Off and Obesity Soars 

The unprecedented rise in the power, scope, and sophistication of food marketing starting around 1980 aligns well with the blastoff slope of the obesity epidemic. In the 1970s, the U.S. government went from just subsidizing some of the worst foods to paying companies...