When it comes to media coverage of the obesity epidemic it seems the voice of NYU’s Marion Nestle is everywhere. In an article last week covering the Canadian angle on aggressive food marketing to kids, Dr. Nestle says “I want to see an environment that makes it easier for parents to do the right thing.”
This is reassuring for those parents who consider themselves victims of Big Food. I can't say that I agree, however. Irrespective of the amount of money food manufacturers spend on marketing, they’ve yet to find a way to make Twinkies jump into shopping carts on their own. When mom and dad don't buy it, it aint in the pantry.