I think we forget how impressionable kids really are. We’re all so worried about school violence, drug and alcohol abuse (with good reason!), but these smaller, subliminal messages from marketing are permeating throughout our minds and our kids minds as well. Are kids nowadays eating less healthy foods because of their favorite cartoons?
An excerpt from the article (read the whole though!):
“There are so many foods that are of poor nutritional quality and they are being marketed to children,” said Christina Roberto, who studies food choices at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston…
So be mindful of all the bombardment of ads your kid is under (yourself too!)