Consuming Kids: Commercializiing Childhood

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News
Are you concerned about corporations that target their advertising message to your children?  Wait till you view the documentary being shown Tuesday night at the Topeka-Shawnee County Health Agency.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman
From left, Anthony Coston, 3, Alexandria Johnson, 7, and Ciarra Coston, 7, work on an art project on Monday at BounceU in Duluth in conjunction with Gwinnett County Public Library’s Friends of the Library program. BounceU is also donating 40 percent of the ticket price this week to the Friends of the Library and children can enjoy an unlimited jump session for $10.

TOPEKA -- A free local viewing of the documentary "Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood" is being offered by the Shawnee County Health Agency. The documentary will be shown Tuesday night, March 23rd from 5:30 till 7:00pm at the Agency headquarters, 1615 SW 8th Avenue in Topeka. It's open to everyone.

The film shows the negative long-term health effects our children face, as a result of marketing and advertising with today's technologies. You'll see how companies target people and use the information they gain, to sell products. As companies look for lifelong consumers of their products, what lengths would they go to, to hook kids early? Anyone with a child should watch this film.

A discussion of the documentary will be held after it's over.

You may RSVP today to Don Jenkins to hold your reservation for tonight's showing, at don.jenkins@snco.us


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