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Our MEDIA DIET influences our FOOD DIET
“Research has found strong associations between increases in advertising for non-nutritious foods and rates of childhood obesity. Most children under age 6 cannot distinguish between programming and advertising and children under age 8 do not understand the persuasive intent of advertising. Advertising directed at children this young is by its very nature exploitative.”*
Our food diet and our media diet are connected. The messages that are broadcast through the media, TV shows, commercials, billboards, through the internet and our phones can influence the way we perceive ourselves, our community and the world around us.
Building Movement Project decided to do a survey of local communities members to more easily identify the ways that to help empower community through media. This is the survey they used!
*Report of the APA task force on advertising and children