Media and Children Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Media and Children
A discussion of the relationship between children using the media and their unhealthy eating habits.
# 138316 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses how children in North America have many unhealthy eating habits including snacking on unhealthy foods and beverages, and dieting beyond what is needed. The paper then relates that the media has been viewed as one of the factors that influences these unhealthy behaviors. The paper discusses the recommendation that due to the association between watching and using media and unhealthy eating that parents and governments should intervene to reduce the amount of hours that children spend watching television.

From the Paper:

"The problems associated with childhood obesity and anorexic eating in children and young adults has been a topic of much interest. The media has been blamed for influencing both of these unhealthy eating styles. This paper will examine whether media influences eating habits and body image in children and whether parents should regulate the amount of time that children spend watching television. Watching television and reading fashion and rock magazines is a popular pastime for many young children and teenagers in North America. Approximately 95% of North Americans own a television and on average watch..."

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