With around a third of British children now being overweight or obese the show attempts to find out why are we in the grip of this epidemic, and what can be done about it.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-18

Junk Food Kids: Who's to Blame? - Kids' meal - Netflix

The kids' meal or children's meal is a fast food combination meal tailored to and marketed to youngsters. Most kids' meals come in colourful bags or cardboard boxes with depictions of activities on the bag or box and a plastic toy inside. The standard kids' meal comprises a burger, a side item, and a soft drink.

Junk Food Kids: Who's to Blame? - Legislation - Netflix

In the United States, kids' meals have been blamed for ingraining unhealthy dietary habits in youngsters and augmenting child obesity. In 2010, Santa Clara County, California implemented a ban on toys accompanying kids' meals that fail nutritional standards. San Francisco County enacted the same ban, and similar ones have been proposed or considered in other cities or states across the country. Conversely, legislators in Arizona prohibited such restrictions, and Florida state senators proposed the same. Outside the United States, Spain and Brazil have also considered such measures. Chile has banned toys in kids' meals altogether.

Junk Food Kids: Who's to Blame? - References - Netflix