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‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More

A new study suggests that “fat” cartoon characters from children’s books, movies, television and video games might influence children to eat more.

After researches showed 60 eight graders a skinny and a fat cartoon character, they discovered that “children who had seen the rotund cartoon character helped themselves to more than double the number of candies as children shown the lean character, taking 3.8 candies on average, compared with 1.7 taken by children shown the lean bean character.” Read more.

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