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'''Just because the junk food is being advertised does not mean that parents should buy it for their children or give their children the money to buy it.''' '''Just because the junk food is being advertised does not mean that parents should buy it for their children or give their children the money to buy it.'''
Parents must talk to their children about healthy eating habits. The truth is that "there is certainly a place for junk food in every diet." Elizabeth Berger, author of "Raising Kids with Character" says. Parents must talk to their children about the healthy amount. In the real world, children will be exposed to all sorts of advertisements and their parents will not always be able to protect them. Therfore, their parents must begin to teach them while they are still children. Parents must talk to their children about healthy eating habits. The truth is that "there is certainly a place for junk food in every diet." Elizabeth Berger, author of "Raising Kids with Character" says. Parents must talk to their children about the healthy amount. In the real world, children will be exposed to all sorts of advertisements and their parents will not always be able to protect them. Therfore, their parents must begin to teach them while they are still children.

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Should junk food advertising be banned, especially during children's television programs?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Since 2006, there have been motions to ban junk food advertising, mainly provided by the World Health Organisation. There have been mixed responses, but mainly the health organisations have agreed with the idea.

Does junk food advertising cause obesity?

Yes

  • Children are swayed easily by advertisements. Most children if they are convinced by an advertisement will want to get the product, in this case, junk food. Eating junk food causes obesity and television advertising during children's programs will just convince innocent children that junk food is good. Stopping these advertisements will help obesity and lower children's intake of unhealthy foods.
  • Not only does the advertising cause obesity, but experts say watching TV also leads to obesity. It is proven that both watching TV and junk food advertising leads to obesity and if a child is watching television in the first place, watching junk food advertisements will not help the world's obestity problem.

No

Just because the junk food is being advertised does not mean that parents should buy it for their children or give their children the money to buy it. Parents must talk to their children about healthy eating habits. The truth is that "there is certainly a place for junk food in every diet." Elizabeth Berger, author of "Raising Kids with Character" says. Parents must talk to their children about the healthy amount. In the real world, children will be exposed to all sorts of advertisements and their parents will not always be able to protect them. Therfore, their parents must begin to teach them while they are still children.


Would businesses (TV stations and fast food restaurants) be effected negatively?

Yes

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No

  • "Junk food companies" would still be allowed to advertise, just not during children's programs.


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