“Food advertising makes up about half of all advertising aimed at kids”. As a child food was always a reward for me, everyone went out to dinner or lunch. It used to be cool to go to McDonald’s and exciting to hear ‘I’m loving it’ on the T.V.
Now, as I have gotten older, the media has stopped focusing on trying to get me to buy fast food. Instead it wants us to change how we look using make-up and diets in order to reverse the effects of what was caused by our childhood diet of fast food (pimples and overweight). The message today to eat as much as you can as a kid and starve as a adult is unhealthy, our only hope is to limit our media.
In order to be healthy you should start young. Adults that are cursed with eating disorders are handicapped unable to lift weights or run fast because of loss of muscle. “Models weigh 23% less then the average women”. Children that are overweight are bullied and to a point physically handicapped. Anyone with abnormal weight is unhealthy with a possible bad self-image. People who overeat may be eating for their insecurities. Women who are underweight are trying to distract people from a ugly, broken or hurt insides with a beautiful outside.
If we as America don’t advertise with too-skinny models or a fun happy experience without a healthy choices, that will help. However it will be a small victory if we don’t cut back on watching T.V. with such commercials. The Center for the Study of Commercialism would agree that something must be done about America’s weight. So if we cut back on underweight digitally edited models for T.V. and billboards people’s ideas about weight will become realistic and if our country advertises including healthy food it will be healthier just because they have a healthy choice.
“It used to be cool to go to McDonald’s and exciting to hear ‘I’m loving it’ on the T.V.”
Commercials have lots of power over our ideas of weight, and right now media is affecting us negatively. People are being bullied and have diminishing self images. A way to help is to have bigger models and incorporate healthy food in the fun of advertisements. We eat a lot as a kid, starve as a adult, have bad self images and are unhealthy, but we can change that by watching less T.V. and the government can change that by regulating the size of models and ensuring healthy food in advertisements.
What do you think about America’s weight? How do your thoughts compare to a 13-year-old’s? Share your thoughts with us!