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Eat This!

How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (And How to Fight Back)

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Peggy Collins

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list price: $12.99
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published: Jan 2018
ISBN:9780889955950
publisher: Red Deer Press
Description

A provocative follow-up to the bestselling What's for Lunch?, Eat This! zooms in on fast food marketing to children — an immense industry worth billions of dollars. Andrea Curtis shows how fast food companies push their unhealthy food and beverages by embedding their sales pitches in everything from Snapchat filters to movies, from videogames to school curriculum. An exploration of media literacy and food literacy, Eat this! looks at what exactly marketing is and touches on the latest strategies aimed at kids, including product placement, advergames, cartoon and celebrity endorsements and school fundraising. On each page spread, Andrea Curtis provides research-based insights into all aspects of the fast food industry and, perhaps most importantly, offers kids examples and ideas about how they can push back — taking charge of their own health and well-being.

About the Authors

Andrea Curtis writes books for both children and adults. Her children’s non-fiction titles include A Forest in the City, illustrated by Pierre Pratt; Eat This! (starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal) and What’s for Lunch? (VOYA’s Honor List). She has also written the young adult novel Big Water and teaches creative writing to kids. Andrea lives with her family in Toronto where she grows vegetables, wanders the ravines and spends as much time as possible on her bike.

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Peggy Collins is an Inhabit Media illustrator.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
7 to 17
Editorial Reviews

"A well researched, hard hitting juvenile book about striking back at destructive marketing tactics for unhealthy fast foods, especially targeted at children. . . The importance of environmental sustainability and healthy family mealtimes together is emphasized. Illustrated with colorful cartoons and characters, Eat This! is sure to be a big splash in the field of intelligent consumerism for juveniles and adults."


"A comprehensive compilation of fast-food marketing practices aimed at youth and ways kids can recognize and combat them. . . Collins' snappy designs depict youth of many ethnicities and share space with clear, well-chosen stock photographs. Copious kid-friendly information on a vitally important topic, stylishly presented, makes this book essential. Knowledge is power."

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