New Meetup: Consuming Kids Film Screening

From: Jill
Sent on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:32 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Chicago Real Food For Health and Happiness Meetup Group!

What: Consuming Kids Film Screening

When: February 4,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Chicago Waldorf School
1300 W. Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
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Hi all,

Next month there will be a film screening of Consuming Kids at The Chicago Waldorf School.
Date: February 4th
Time: 7 PM-9:30 PM
Location: Chicago Waldorf School: 1300 Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL: School Auditorium
RSVP: Not necessary

This is not specifically a food-related event. However, Consuming Kids talks about the same issues we are dealing with when speaking of the industrialization and commercialization of food. Exposing our children to corporate-controlled perspectives on play and shopping tends to breed the sort of behavior that processed food giants welcome.

More info about the film:

"Consuming Kids
The Commercialization of Childhood

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids."

Go here to view a trailer: http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=134#related-links

Jill

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Real-Food-For-Health-and-Happiness-Meetup-Group/calendar/12228590/

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