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Documentary: Consuming Kids – The Commercialization of Childhood

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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.
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8 comments

  1. drummerboy

    yea,like when i was a kid,and sugar frosted flakes came out,no way would my mom let me buy that.she would hand me a quarter and tell me it was corn flakes or nothing. the non monsanto type

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  2. NoBull

    The Kellogg Co. has agreed to create a fund of $4 million and make certain changes to the marketing and labeling of its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal as part of a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit dating back five years.

    Consumers alleged in the lawsuit that Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats cereal was advertised falsely to improve children’s attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions to a degree not supported by competent clinical evidence. Kellogg stands by its advertising and denies it did anything wrong. The settlement was the result of a compromise.

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  3. NoBull

    Bro… If there’s no statue of limitations, maybe you wish your mom did give you cornflakes. You and me could be rich in this class action!

    I swear I read somewhere that milk does a body good. Well I have joint pain. Milk failed me.

    Can I sue?

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    • drummerboy

      start eating cherries.i swear it works on joint pain.my fingers scream after using a hammer,or playing my tubs.try eating them you’ll be surprised. a chef turned me on to that.

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      • CRONKITE

        cherries, cilantro, ginger, garlic and many other food items bind to poisons and heavy metals to flush them out of your body

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    • CRONKITE

      the joint pain comes from fluorides used from the water in many products

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  4. CRONKITE

    Settlement is another way of saying my bad…..

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  5. NoBull

    Settlement is not always “my bad” as evident by the lucrative Prop 65 which does nothing to protect consumers and does everything to make class action lawyers richer than rich.

    Cherries have some research to show that inflammation is reduced. So does Fish Oil. Anything that can reduce that is a good thing!

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