Obesity and the Media

Obesity and the Media

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Baker & Taylor
Describes how the media plays a role in the advertising of unhealthy foods towards children and subsequently playing a role in the increasing obesity rates of children.

Rosen Pub Group
Media plays a tremendous role in the food choices people make. It has been estimated that the Media plays a tremendous role in the food choices people make. It has been estimated that the average American child watches 4, television commercials—annually. Many of these commercials offer enticing views of fatty, sugary, high-calorie food. Other media outlets, including movies, the Internet, magazines, and video games push products and provide messages about food. Children are especially susceptible to the lure of advertisements and images that offer positive messages about unhealthy food choices.

Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Pub., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781404217690
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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