Playstation Name Checked In Presidential Childhood Obesity Graphic

Playstation Name Checked In Presidential Childhood Obesity Graphic

The winner of best overall infographic for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign includes the release and successes of the PlayStation in its timeline charting the growth of childhood obesity.

Found among the 11 significant dates are the 1995 release of the PlayStation in the US and the 2005 milestone when the console reached 100 million units sold. Other important dates in the graphic include McDonald’s introduction of its supersize drinks, the opening of the first shopping centre food court and the introduction of high fructose corn syrup.

Here’s the site’s take on the graphic (seen above) and why it won first place.

Jenn Cash’s timeline “showing the rise of childhood obesity compared to the growing amount of food we eat and TV we watch is a sobering reminder of what we need to do to make our children healthier. It’s incrediblywell sourced and well illustrated and takes home our top prize.”

And the Winner’s Are [Let’s Move, via Slashdot]


  • you are totally right michelle obama, the play station sales and releases caused huge effects on kids obesity, not like a lack of proper food education for kids or the fact schools in the US serve fast food.

    im sure that nintendo’s consoles help kids loose weight because obviously they have to move their wrist in the latest console.

    i personally dont see a difference between radios and televisions, when radio was popular the whole family would watch it, now that tv is popular the same thing happens.

    just because 2 things happen at the same time, doesn’t mean there is a connection between the two. i could say my uncle died in 2000, and kids got fatter, therefore my uncle has a direct result on obesity in america’s youth, even if my uncle doesnt live anywhere near america, or interact in the health industry.

  • Thank god someone finaly said it’s videogames and not say the proliferation of cars and cheap fuel, or the increased fat content in all foods, or the fat bastardisation of their parents, or the slashing of school PE budgets, or how chronically underfunded and unsafe public transport is.

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