Research by scientists at Steelbridge University has proven that television advertisements increase the sales of sweets by an average of 4.55 times, which is 30% more than advertisements in newspapers and magazines, particularly to younger customers who are known to spend nearly half of their free time watching television. This accounts to over 40,000 advertisements viewed per year by children. Sweets are infamous for having negative effects on children’s health, chiefly on their teeth. According to Dr White, a dentist form Ironshire Medical Institute, 50% of 8 year olds, 46% of 15 year olds, and over a third of 5 year olds have tooth decay. The figure is over 10% higher in deprived families.
The methods of marketing to persuade children may seem unscrupulous because of the mere fact that children are naive about tactics in advertising and have not learned that advertisements do not always tell the truth. Children are not persuaded by facts and statistics because they cannot comprehend them. Thus, advertisers use pathos and act on children’s emotions by including toys in their kids meals in order to advocate their products. As I previously mentioned, I recently saw a McDonald’s advertisement whose centre was the Minion toys placed in their Happy Meals. The reason being, that the advertisers want to get children excited and eager to buy a Happy Meal so that they could get a toy along with it.
Over the past twenty years, the amount at which advertisers are advertising to children is astonishing. Advertising directed towards children has estimated at over 15 million annually that’s almost three times more than what it was 26 years ago! Toy companies, fast food places, and retail stores are very eager to target children-maybe even a little too eager. Advertisers are consciously targeting children. Most advertisers are targeting children because they're easier to get hooked on a product.
Schools vending machines sell sweetened things as well they're never going to be healthy nothing in this world will be healthy unless they start selling fruits and vegetables. Instead on focusing on what students eat and what they shouldn’t eat they should be offering students a health class and teaching them a healthy lifestyle. The schools should offer more sport teams and not only one season of that sport but 2 spring and fall. Removing candy and soda doesn't make things any better because people like the forbidden and banning soda and candy makes student just want it more. To conclude, in the article “Should Candy and Soda be banned from Schools?” it states whether candy and soda should not or should be allowed at school.
Title: Stirring up the Bittersweet Truth: Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Hook: All sugars can be chemically and physically addictive to the body, sometimes the outcome is not worth the pleasure when it can lead to an early death. Thesis: When it comes to Sugar and artificial sweeteners is one healthier than the other? *** POINT 1: Over consumption of sugar leads to weight gain, obesity, and other health risks. Excessive amounts of artificial sweetener increases appetite which can lead to weigh gain and obesity as well. Subject A, Point 1: In the Sugar Surprise: Dieter’s Dilemma, Beth Mansfield addresses how much sugar the average person consumes in a daily basic.
Advertising to Children Sabancı EMBA /MGMT905-Business Ethics ALPER KEMER 12/24/2016 In today’s society, advertising is all around us. As it has acquired its strong presence on the internet, it seems that there is no way we can escape its uninterruptable images and messages in our everyday lives. Advertising also targets children who are not able to discriminate what they see on TV commercials from fact. Many researchers from the American Psychological Association agree that ad targeting for children is unethical because it targets impressionable minds. It is also not healthy, mentally and physically, for our kids to be brainwashed by so many ads.
Sugar is only unhealthy when consumed in ridiculous amounts. Good health can be obtained with a proper diet and a lifestyle with plenty of physical activity. These diseases have even been explained as multi-factorial, therefore, sugar cannot be considered as the only probable cause to obesity. Prohibition in sugar consumption seems like another way to blame everything else besides ourselves. If adults were to execute a healthy personal example, children will follow through with their habits.
Obesity: There is a direct link between young children’s eating habits and them becoming overweight and obese later on. Children in families with insufficient access to nutritious foods are in fact significantly more likely to be obese in early childhood than other children. This is the result of excessive calorie intake and an emphasis on foods that have high levels of fat, sugar and sodium. This is especially true of children who regularly consume fast food. Obesity in children can lead to conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and a variety of other health problems besides depression and lower
That makes it easy to over-consume them, and the excess calories can cause you to gain weight. But it’s not just the empty calories that are the problem, or even the excess calories. Because even if you’re getting all the nutrients you need and are only consuming enough calories to maintain a healthy weight, eating a lot of sugar is still bad for you. Sugar suppresses the immune system: When you get a big dose of sugar, like from a bottle of Coke or a candy bar, you temporarily tamp down your immune system’s ability to respond to challenges. The effect lasts for several hours, so if you eat sweets several times a day, your immune system may be perpetually operating at a distinct disadvantage.
One change over the last years is highly calorific food. This also leads to unreasonable portions of food. Some of the food can be high-fat and high-sugar food. One of the most important reasons that cause childhood obesity is activity level. Children have sedentary time.