Junk culture ‘is poisoning our children’

UK Telegraph 13 Sep 06
A sinister cocktail of junk food, marketing, over-competitive schooling and electronic entertainment is poisoning childhood, a powerful lobby of academics and children’s experts says today.
Experts are deeply concerned at the escalating incidence of childhood depression
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, 110 teachers, psychologists, children’s authors and other experts call on the Government to act to prevent the death of childhood.

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Further coverage – 14 Sep 06
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