|By (author):||Curtis, Andrea|
|Subject:||JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diet & Nutrition|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / General|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)|
|Publisher:||Red Deer Press|
|Size:||10.00in x 8.00in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
A provocative follow-up to the bestselling What's for Lunch?
Eat This! Focuses on the impact on children of fast food advertising - an immense industry worth billions of dollars. Andrea Curtis shows how corporations who market to kids embed their sales pitches in all sorts of media to persuade young consumers that they have to have the foods they are manufacturing. Of course, most of this food has the potential to negatively impact the health and well-being of children. The author explains what advertising is, discusses product placement, the use of video games to sell food, the use of cartoon characters to sell products as well as acting as agents for apparently charitable fundraising ventures.
On each page spread, Andrea Curtis provides insights that come from research into all aspects of the fast food industry and in the end suggests ways in which young people can push back.