Obesity : Obesity And Obesity Essay

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The percentage of overweight or obese children in the United States alone is 31.3 percent. Pediatricians say that fast food and their television commercials are playing a big role in child obesity. The pediatrician group concerned about overweight children asked Congress and regulatory groups to ban advertisements for junk food and fast food during kids’ programming, as well as advertisements targeted to children via cell phone and other media saying that these advertisements for fatty and sugary foods are partly responsible for childhood obesity. These advertisements are partly responsible for childhood obesity because if a food product can’t provide nutrition, it can offer taste. If it can’t offer taste, it can offer cost. And if it can’t offer any of the three, there’s a good chance its commercials feature a familiar character to push feelings of happiness, warmth or include toys in addition to the cheap prices and fast to no wait times. Considering 1 out of each 3 children are obese and this number has quadrupled in the past 30 years, is it crazy it assumes that technology has something to do with it? Especially since all the advancements that have taken place in the last 30 years.
Every advertisement we see includes Aristotle 's Appeals which are -
Ethos (Credibility), or ethical appeal, means convincing by the character of the author. We tend to believe people that are likeable whom we respect. This ties in with fast and junk food advertisements because some companies…

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