students http://kplu.org en Program aims to make kids more critical of junk food ads http://kplu.org/post/program-aims-make-kids-more-critical-oof-junk-food-ads Researchers in Washington are trying a new approach to the growing problem of childhood obesity. They plan to teach kids to be more media savvy -- and less susceptible to all those junk food ads.<p>Researchers say kids who spend more time in front of the screen are at higher risk of becoming overweight. And it’s not just because they’re sitting on the couch.<p>“One of the problems is that there’s so much food advertising,” says Erica Austin. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:47:54 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6652 at http://kplu.org Program aims to make kids more critical of junk food ads