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One key factor is the food industry with its omnipresent role in advertising and its more subtle role in influencing schools and the science around nutrition. In this essay, you will start with the childhood obesity problem and then broaden out to your understanding of the effects of advertising on our food choices and eating patterns. Be sure to support your work with the learning materials provided and any additional references that you would like to include.

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Instructions to Learners
In your essay, please address the following questions:

·        What are the factors that contribute to the increased rates of obesity in children?

·        What are the roles of parents and schools in the relationship between the food industry and childhood obesity?

·        Describe and explain how the food industry contributes to the overconsumption of sugar.