This package discusses the role media and advertising play on our food choices. Big name celebrities endorse food products and students must be able to understand that they are looking out for their wealth, not your health. Topics include product placements, fad diets, body image, and product packaging.
A copy of Canada's Food Guide should accompany this package.
This package follows the grade 5 curriculum on the Ontario Ministry Guidelines.
C3.1 describe how advertising and media influences affect food choices (e.g., TV commercials, product packaging, celebrity endorsements, product placements in movies and programs, idealized body images in movies and programs, magazine articles promoting fad diets), and explain how these influences can be evaluated to make healthier choices (e.g., critically examining the reasons for celebrity endorsements or the plausibility of product claims, checking whether there is information in the advertisement that verifies the claims, asking for information about product ingredients and nutrients, critically examining the reality and healthiness of idealized body images in the media, evaluating diet plans against accepted nutritional criteria such as those used in Canada’s Food Guide) [CT]