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July 23, 2012

Street Talk : July 23, 2012

Daily Star

---- — Why do you think childhood obesity has become a problem?

"Too many commercials targeting kids on TV for unhealthy foods."

_ Brenda Bliss, Milford, customer service representative.

"Kids these days play more video games than they used to, and spend less time outside."

_ Alan Camp, Oneonta, electrician.

"Nowadays both parents are forced to work, and lack of healthy foods and exercise are a result of that."

_ Dolores Farris, Oneonta, retired.

"It's simply because they eat more than they exercise."

_ Maureen Rath, Milford, home care worker.

"We have become victims of our own success, if unhealthy foods, and video games didn't exist we wouldn't have the problem."

_ Lillian Favors, Delhi, student.

"Children don't have access to healthy foods in school."

_ Lorraine Nicholas, Davenport, unemployed.