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The National Weight Watchers' new plan draws heavy criticism

WeightWatchers' new plan to help youth stay healthy is drawing heavy criticism from dietitians. The company says it's not just focusing on calorie-counting anymore but rather healthy eating. However, WeightWatchers is now facing calls to cancel its offer by the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association, which says the issue of obesity goes deeper than what you eat.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Marketplace Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens

The $1.7 billion business of selling bodies has a grip on youth culture, infecting those between the ages of 8 and 14. This investigation uncovers the sexualization of young girls as they are bombarded with ads, media programs and messages urging them to mimic their favourite pop idols and scantily-clad models. This fast-paced feature follows three tweeners, revealing how they're ...
  • 2005
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2000 Marketing to Teens: A Captive Audience?

This special report integrates footage from the CBC program Undercurrents and profiles student activism in an Ontario high school, the pilot school for Youth News Network (YNN). Focusing on advertising to a "captive" and lucrative market, the story investigates what critics call the commercialization of public education and raises the universal issue of the ethics of marketing certain products and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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