Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Media's Dangerous Messages
I could list many examples of dangerous media media messages about food and weight all day but this is one commercial I often use in my presentations to show how false messages about food are all around us.
The part that drives me nuts about this commercial is when it says she will lose her self-esteem and lose her boyfriend all because of what? Eating a hamburger!
It is important that we combat these messages by discussing what is true with our children. Limiting their exposure to media and/or watching with them is a good idea too.
Being aware of the hidden messages around us will help us subconsciously not make unhealthy connections to food, weight, and worthiness.