New rules would ban junk
food from being marketed in schools
Michelle Obama announces
new rules for advertising junk
food at school
(click In The News, above left, for more stories)
Truth in Food Package Images
ask network to ban kids' junk food ads
The advertising of snack and so called "junk foods" to young
is being blamed for an obesity epidemic in the United States and elsewhere.
Is advertising to blame? Are there other factors going on?
How does advertising, for example, work to target young
This web resource is designed to help educators/parents
who wish to study food advertising found on TV and in magazines. We offer
a sample of ads and questions for you and your students to begin
their examination and study. In addition, the topic of junk food ads
aimed at kids is one in current events and news.
See Key Quotes &
Advertising is also part of most state's ENGLISH and HEALTH
standards. Be sure to look at this link for
National Teaching Standards
Educators and students should also review the media literacy
as well as these critical thinking
questions before proceeding.
Watch this classic "Buy Me
That" series segment on
how hamburgers (and French fries) are made to look good for TV commercials
Click the image on the left in order to go to the lesson
that includes this classic segment
Non Sequitur comic is used here for educational purposes.
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