Is It the Super Bowl or the 'Super Bowl'?

January 23, 2015 7:12 PM

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If you watch the talk shows and commercials the week before the Super Bowl, you'll see they promote food for Super Bowl Sunday. So I wonder, is the Super Bowl about football, or is it about food? And do families across America sit down to watch this once-a-year football game, armed with super bowls full of high-fat, high-cholesterol, high-calorie, and high-salt foods?

If you think about it, every occasion or holiday is the same scenario -- advertisers and the media promote food and drink and the unhealthiest items to our families. Over the years, these items have been supersized. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in...

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