I watched the ad and I don't like it. I think it vilifies a group of people and doesn't teach anything.
I agree about the salads. Restaurant salads are sometimes as bad or worse than a bacon cheeseburger.
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 9/27/2012 (15:06)
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I agree with Omender. This message doesn't really teach anything. I know so many people who think that ordering a large chicken caesar salad is healthy (even if the chicken is grilled the dressing is so horrible!). Also, portion control is so important. My daughter is only 3, but I teach her about not eating when you're satisfied and not eating out of boredom. Another thing is that the kids may want to eat healthy, but if their parents only buy unhealthy foods the kids can't do much about it.
You know, I don't know what I think about the ad. I think the concept in good, setting a good example for your kids, but there is absolutely no education in it. How do people set a good example if they do not actually know what that is? I know people who think a tuna salad sandwich is a good option for dieters at a restaurant. Another example- growing up I had no idea what a proper portion size was. I thought a huge bowl of pasta was a serving, and I would go back for 2 or three bowls. Of course, that didn't catch up to me until I was in my mid 20's but I have had to re-learn how and what to eat in my adult life. All of these bad habits, processed food and huge portions, was in a family with no overweight people at the time. So, honestly, I think this sort of ad should not single out heavy people, but should call out all of us and our eating habits as a country.
On my way to work today I heard about this on NPR, an ad campaign where kids are bragging about how many cheeseburgers their overweight parent can eat. It's supposed to make people think about the example they are setting for their kids. Most of the responses to the posting below are pretty supportive that this is a good approach. Personally I think it perpetrates the stereotype that all overweight people got that way by gorging on fast food and that's not a good message. I'm just not seeing how this ad will help.
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