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Banning Junk Food Is Not The Fix-All For India’s Childhood Obesity Problem

Recently, while strolling in an upscale Delhi mall with a friend, I spotted a young mother with a crying child. Then I overheard the flustered woman saying in Hindi, “Don’t cry… I’ll fetch you a burger right now.” Soon, the kid was quiet, gobbling down a burger and swigging a cold drink. Such scenes are not uncommon in urban environments. We think nothing of it when we see toddlers and young children munching on chips or other junk food.

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