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Professor Blaine
Writing IV
20 February 2013

Junk food advertising

Subject 1: Because of the alarming rate of childhood obesity and the power of advertising to attract children, a growing number of people think that junk food advertising should be banned or limited in some way. Would you be for or against such a ban? Write a persuasive paragraph in which you develop and support your position on this issue.

I strongly believe that junk food advertising should not be banned because it will not resolve the childhood obesity issue and this measure will go against the customers’ right to be informed about new products and discounts prices.

First, junk food advertising should not be banned to reduce the childhood obesity. People who support this new measure think that it is the perfect solution. However the reality is different. Although a ban will probably decrease of childhood obesity at first. In the long term it will certainly not last. It is the parents’ responsibility to educate their children concerning the methods companies use to attract them to their products. It’s the parents’ duty to teach them that even if they are shown something that they desire, they can't always get what they want. Junk food commercials are not the problem. However, over permissive parents who allow their kids to have and eat anything they want are the culprits. For instance, I remember when I was younger I used to watch my favorite cartoons every weekend. In Between two cartoons most of the time there were some junk foods commercials shown, which had an effect on me because after seeing these advertisement I really wanted to go to MacDonald’s. I also remember that my parents told

me that it was not healthy. They taught me good eating habits and they also allowed me to eat junk food only once or twice a month.
This example show that junk food advertisement have very little impact on children. On the other hand the parents play a major role in...
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