Hi! Hope this finds you well on this beautiful morning. I have a discussion post that I would like your thoughts and inputs on the following questions Proper health and nutrition is of critical importance to the growth and development of young children yet many American children eat in ways that do not meet proper nutrition guidelines. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the media, and its promotion of junk food, is one of the main culprits in the obesity epidemic. Read the article, Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media, and watch the video, Were Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids. In your post, address the following: What role does the media play in the promotion of unhealthy food choices? Identify and describe a specific example. What are the long-term consequences of these media messages on childrens health and nutrition? Describe two to three specific things parents and teachers of young children can do to combat media messages that promote unhealthy food choices. Here are some sources that you may find helpful Required Resources Articles American Academy of Pediatrics. (2011). Children, adolescents, obesity, and the media. Pediatrics, 128(1), 201-208. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/1/201.full.pdf American Academy of Pediatrics. (2013). Safety & prevention: How safe are vaccines? Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/How-Safe-are-Vaccines.aspx Vaccine Awareness of North Florida, Inc. (2010). KNOW The vaccine controversy. K.N.O.W. Vaccines. Retrieved from http://www.know-vaccines.org/?page_id=456 Multimedia Prevention Institute. (2011). Were not buying it: Stop junk food marketing to kids [Video file]. Retrieved from http://preventioninstitute.org/focus-areas/supporting-healthy-food-a-activity/supporting-healthy-food-and-activity-environments-advocacy.html Websites Storybird (http://storybird.com/) Recommended Resources Articles Green, M. & Palfrey, J. S. (2002). Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed., rev.). Retrieved from http://www.brightfutures.org/bf2/pdf/index.html United States Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program. (2002). Menu magic for children. Retrieved from http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resources/menu_magic.pdf United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. (2012). USDA food facts sheet for schools & child nutrition institutions. Retrieved from http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/schfacts/FV/FVnew2012schfactsheets/100935_SunflowerSeedButter_5lb_April%202012.pdf United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. (2000). Keeping kids safe: A guide for safe food handling and sanitation for child care providers. Retrieved from http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resources/appendj.pdf Websites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Family health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/family/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Immunization schedules. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html Glogster (http://www.glogster.com/) Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing) KidsHealth in the Classroom (http://classroom.kidshealth.org/) National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (http://nrckids.org/) Prezi (http://prezi.com/) Safe Kids Worldwide. (2013). For educators. Retrieved from http://www.safekids.org/educators/ Tagxedo (http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html) VoiceThread (http://voicethread.com/) Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/)
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