Presentation on theme: "Unhealthy Eating Habits & the Media Sam Katie Veronica Maxwell Cassidy Terra Linda High School U.S Government Ms. P.G. June 5, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Unhealthy Eating Habits & the Media Sam Katie Veronica Maxwell Cassidy Terra Linda High School U.S Government Ms. P.G. June 5, 2014
Problem Statement How can we, as students at Terra Linda High School, help people realize the effects of unrealistic air-brushed advertisements in the media, so that the public is not being negatively influenced by them?
Proposal We will educate our community on the effects that media has on unhealthy eating habits through social media and the passage of a bill through Congress.
Why This is important because the media is setting the principle that implies that it is okay to form unhealthy eating habits to obtain a “perfect” body, despite their detrimental effects.
Connection to Public Policy The Self- Esteem Act - “Bill requiring ‘truth in advertising’ labels to be attached to advertising and editorials with models who have been Photoshopped or airbushed beyond touch- ups.” –adiosbarbie.com
Connection to Public Policy On Thursday April 3, 2014, a number of organizations hosted a congressional briefing to pass the “Truth in Advertising Bill”
Changes First focus: Nutrition and health awareness in schools Through research, we found the “Truth in Advertising” Bill and changed our focus to how media affects body image
Civic Action 1 Research: Evidence: Income prices effect what people can and cannot afford to eat -Healthy foods ($$$) v. Unhealthy foods ($) Evidence: Eating disorders -80% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance - A study at Tam High School included that “52% of freshman girls and 39% of freshman boys were struggling with an eating disorder”
Civic action 2 Meeting with similar CAP Groups -Tutorial brainstorming survey question ideas
Civic action 3 Filming PSA & conducting our survey ◦ Public Service Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwNNJ1vS5WU&feature=youtu.be
Civic action 4 Emailing our California Representative Jared Huffman -Urging him to pass the “Truth in Advertising” Bill
Civic action 5 All group members posted a status on a social media website -Urging people to email a representative -Inform them about the “Truth in Advertising” Bill
Outcome Educated our community Raised awareness/promoted support for Truth in Advertising Bill Bill still in review by Congress
Reflection As a group, we were: ◦ Proactive ◦ Logical ◦ Open-minded ◦ Informative ◦ Able to communicate We learned how to: ◦ Use social media to promote a cause ◦ Communicate well with each other/community ◦ Exercise our rights as citizens