Junk Food Ads and Kids: How to Protect Your Little Ones? (Video)

By Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.
November 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

If you’ve got kids watching TV, you’ve got kids watching junk food ads. Companies spend billions of dollars promoting sweet cereals, soda, and fast food to the most impressionable viewers. Help steer your kids away from all the unhealthy marketing.

First, try to avoid the ads. Watch DVD instead. Also, watch websites kids visit, since some popular gaming sites are really entertaining commercials.
Next, identify those adds. When you watch TV or play online with your kids, let them know that goal of this is to sell something.

Finally, talk about the star factor. Lots of companies what they product to appear cool.

While many food marketers are starting to be make effort to be more responsible in their marketing, packaging and ingredients, it’s still important to talk to your kids about which of these efforts produce genuinely healthy results.

 

 

 

Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.