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Date: December 15, 2001
Authors: Shannon Brownlee and Patti Wolter
QUOTE: ...changing America's fat-producing environment is going to take government help -- such as requiring all chain restaurants and fast-food outlets to prominently display the calorie and fat content of their foods; subsidizing the price of fruits and vegetables;...

ABSTRACT: The Pied Piper of advertising is once again leading its children down the path of yet again another pariah to health and good physical development: high sugar and high fat content foods.  But this time, parents, Congress, and the public at large are beginning to move towards controlling the problem as the epidemic of American obesity, especially among children, continues to rise.

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