I recently just came across an article posted on fyiliving about how tv commericials strongly affect eating habits in children. It states that many“previous studies have show that exposure to television commercials related to food has increased the consumption of calorie-rich foods by children, which adversely affect their health.”
This relates to my blog and to my context because every now and then you see pizza commercials. Watching the super bowl this year I specifically remember seeing more than one Papa Johns commercial. Pizza commercials are becoming more and more popular and its obviously having a major impact on when and why people order food. One reason why is because its becoming cheaper and cheaper, 10 dollar large pizzas at Pizza Hut is a good deal don’t get me wrong, but do the commercials representing the deals need to be on 100 times a day? The media has such a strong influence on society that’s if it’s advertised well, restaurants and other businesses will see results.
FYI living seems likes a very credible site, just take a look for yourself…
It has credible sources such as Emma Boyland and Joanne Harold, both from the University of Liverpool. An experiment was even preformed to prove that children are impacted by food commercials. Compared to the article about baseball seats being reserved for people who are allergic to peanuts, this article didn’t have any good sources and they lacked facts. WP 3/2