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Unhealthy Eating Habits & the Media Sam Katie Veronica Maxwell Cassidy Terra Linda High School U.S Government Ms. P.G. June 5, 2014.

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1 Unhealthy Eating Habits & the Media Sam Katie Veronica Maxwell Cassidy Terra Linda High School U.S Government Ms. P.G. June 5, 2014

2 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?

3 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.

4 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.

5 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

6 Connection to Public Policy On Thursday April 3, 2014, a number of organizations hosted a congressional briefing to pass the “Truth in Advertising Bill”

7 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

8 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”

9 Civic action 2 Meeting with similar CAP Groups -Tutorial brainstorming survey question ideas

10 Civic action 3 Filming PSA & conducting our survey ◦ Public Service Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwNNJ1vS5WU&feature=youtu.be

11 Civic action 4 ing our California Representative Jared Huffman -Urging him to pass the “Truth in Advertising” Bill

12 Civic action 5 All group members posted a status on a social media website -Urging people to a representative -Inform them about the “Truth in Advertising” Bill

13 Outcome Educated our community Raised awareness/promoted support for Truth in Advertising Bill Bill still in review by Congress

14 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

15 Thank you for your time.


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