Make fast food healthier for kids

Published: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 - 7:10 am

Re "Health watch" (The Buzz, Nov. 26): When we read about California kids getting early introductions to fast-food meals, we should remember than childhood obesity is a nationwide issue, not just a state one. The only solution our government seems to come up with for this issue is to continuously host events to show parents how to make healthier meals for their families. Yet children are being exposed to fast food at such an early age because their parents don't necessarily have the time to make a wholesome, healthy meal. The convenience of fast food is what attracts the masses, not the taste or the gimmicks that these fast-food companies offer. The government can't just point at parents for exposing their children to fast food. The government must require improvements in the fast-food industry if we want to reduce obesity in this country.

-- Jauve Johnson, Sacramento

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