Good Day, Bad Day
Silver linings, fooling children.
GOOD DAY FOR: Silver linings, as a new study from Washington University finds that a $1 rise in the price of gasoline would lower the U.S. obesity rate by 15 percent over five years. Researcher Charles Courtemanche said that 13 percent of the obesity increase between 1979 and 2004 can be attributed to falling gas prices. (Reuters in USA Today)
BAD DAY FOR: Fooling children, as Burger King is adding healthier options for its kids meals—including apple slices shaped and packaged like French fries. Burger King agreed to join rival McDonald’s and other fast-food outlets to focus on healthier meals for children under 12. “They’re all terrified of lawsuits and legislation,” said NYU professor Marion Nestle. (USA Today)
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