I would like to disagree with you on that last comment regarding why kids in America today are grossly overweight.
My parents allowed me to eat "junk food" every so often, but it wasn't like I was eating this stuff left and right...I was actually a skinny kid! In fact, I ate more salads, tuna, chicken and veggies than any other kid I knew!
The reason why kids today are grossly overweight is because many parents don't take the time to actually worry about what their children are eating..and then in turn make sure that their children are getting educated on what is good vs. what is bad for them and also making sure that they are receiving well balanced meals.
So blaming the companies that produce sugary cereals, candy and over processed foods, is in my opinion, very similar to blaming tv stations for exposing children to inappropriate subject matter...don't blame the companies...blame the parents for not taking responsibility for their children.
I heard a great quote recently..."any moron can have a child, its raising them that's the hard part."
This thread was created for people that would like to share what they miss about 80s foods and to discuss it...so in the future, if you wish to comment on that, you are more than welcome, if not...please find another thread to express your opinions on.