Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
This lesson plan introduces students to the intentions of advertising and marketing. Girls as young as 5 to 6 years old state that their ideal size is smaller than their real size. Media exposure can affect children’s body image and could lead to disordered eating. Overweight children are just as likely to internalize and endorse stigmas pertaining to overweight and obese individuals. This is related to the media perpetuated belief that people have full control over how much they weigh and how they look and that if they purchase certain diet foods or join certain clubs, they will weigh less and be happier. Students need to understand that advertising is used to make you want something you don’t necessarily need.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson