There has been a great deal of controversy swirling around the recent ad campaign here in Georgia regarding the Childhood Obesity billboards and video! I see the posters and have posted some of the commercials currently airing on local television here. The larger point is addressing the problem, yes it is in your face, but is there any nice way to address this?
It reads: “75 percent of Georgia parents with overweight kids don’t recognize the problem.”
—–I disagree with the above statement. People have mirrors and common sense. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to know that slew of health risks associated with being overweight and obese.
According to Rodney Lyn of Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health, “This campaign is more negative than positive.”
—-I agree with this. You are really not helping with this AD.
Therefore, my opinion on the topic is stop wasting time and money putting together something to demonstrate the problem. The problem is OBVIOUS. True time and money should be invested in the solutions. I hope to work on that in the future!
Fuel the Movement,