ECE 214 - Week 1 - Discussion 1

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Children, Media and Junk Food

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ECE 214 Nutrition and Health of Children and FamiliesWeek 1DiscussionChildren, Media, and Junk FoodProper health and nutrition is of critical importance to the growth and development of young childrenyet many American children eat in ways that do not meet proper nutrition guidelines. According to theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, the media, and its promotion of junk food, is one of the main culpritsin the obesity epidemic. I read the article, Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media, andwatched the video, Were Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids.According to the two sources, the media plays various roles in the promotion of unhealthy food choicesto children. One way that the media promotes and markets unhealthy food and beverage choices tochildren is by using celebrities and popular characters to promote their products. This idea is supporte

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