3/15/2004

Following the American Psychological Association's call for tighter restrictions on commercials geared toward kids, other health groups are also pushing for more oversight of food commercials, citing a possible link between the commercials and childhood obesity. Critics say these ads rely on cartoon characters kids recognize and encourage rebellion against adults in order to sell high-sugar foods; the Association of National Advertisers says advertising is not linked to obesity and parents should closely monitor their children's eating habits.

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