Advertising Unhealthful Foods to Children Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

Advertising Unhealthful Foods to Children
A discussion on whether it is permissible for companies to market unhealthy food and non-alcoholic beverages to children.
# 115414 | 1,013 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper look at the arguments in favor of and against commercial advertising for unhealthy foods designed to appeal to children. The paper comes to the decision that the arguments put forth against the permissibility of advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children are stronger than the corresponding arguments supporting unrestricted advertising to children. The paper provides a counterargument and concludes that in principle, advertising unhealthy foods to children is unethical for the same reasons that doing so in conjunction with tobacco products is prohibited by law.

Arguments Supporting the Statement
Arguments Against the Statement
Rebuttal by Counterargument

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Belch, G, Belch, M. (1998) Advertising and Promotion: An Integrated Marketing Communications Perspective. Irwin/McGraw-Hill: New York
  • Gerrig, R., Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life 17th ed. Allyn & Bacon: New Jersey
  • Halbert, T., Ingulli, E. (2000) Law & Ethics in the Business Environment. Cincinnati: West Legal Studies.
  • Howard, M. (2005) We Know What You Want: How They Change Your Mind. New York: The Disinformation Company
  • Ogilvy, D. (1983) Ogilvy on AdvertisingVintage Books: New York

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