Health Class, Ms. Perez: Consumer Advertising Project
Complex Question: What impact can advertising have on women's health, and what can be done to help consumers get more information and make healthier choices?
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The Impact of Advertising on Women's Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Body Image, and Likeliness to Submit to Abuse:
- "The Negative Affect of Women's Advertisements", from Chron
- "How Media Sexism Demeans Women and Fuels Abuse by Men Like Weinstein", from The Conversation
- "War Against Media Sexism Is Global", from the Center for Media Literacy (Note: The last part of the article has some interesting and important observations about sexist advertising in South Africa.)
- "Teens, Weight, and Self-Esteem", from SuperKids Nutrition
- "Poor Body Image Makes Girls Less Assertive and Risks Health, Study Finds", from The Guardian
- "Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Society", from Live Life Get Active
- "Raising Girls with Healthy Self-Esteem", from Child Mind Institute
- "When It Comes to Cultural Gender Bias, Brands Must Do Better", from Fast Company
- "How Cigarette Advertisements Influence Teens", from HealthyChildren.org
- "Tobacco Industry Marketing", from the American Lung Association
- "10 Evil Vintage Cigarette Ads Promising Better Health", from Healthcare-administration-degree.net
- "4 Marketing Tactics E-Cigarette Companies Use to Target Youth", from Truth Initiative
- "The Vape Company Juul Said It Doesn’t Target Teens. Its Early Ads Tell a Different Story", from Vox
- "Kids Are Big Tobacco's 'Replacement' Customers", from Tobacco Free CA
- "Study: TV Ads Promote Unhealthy Diets", from Web MD
- "Food Advertising and Marketing Directed at Children and Adolescents in the US", from the US National Library of Medicine
- "The Impact of Food Advertising on Childhood Obesity", from the American Psychological Association
- "Junk Food Ads Disproportionately Target Black and Hispanic Kids, Study Finds", from NBC News
- "Even Adverts for ‘Healthy’ Fast Food Are Bad for Children – Here’s Why They Should Be Banned", from The Conversation
- "Junk Food Packaging Hijacks the Same Brain Processes as Drug and Alcohol Addiction," from The Conversation
- "Study: Teens Exposed to More Junk Food Ads Eat More Junk Food", from US News and World Report
- "Junk Food Companies Spend Billions of Dollars on Ads Targeting Black Children", from the Huffington Post
- "Advertising Has the Power to Make Children Fat and This Needs to Stop", from The Conversation
- "What If We Didn't...Advertise Food to Children", from Mic News Network
- "Exposure to Sugary Breakfast Cereal Advertising Directly Influences Children's Diets", from Science News
- "Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads", from the Federal Trade Commission
- "Nutrition Misinformation: How to Identify Fraud and Misleading Claims", from Colorado State University
- "Alcohol Advertising", from the Federal Trade Commission
- "Alcohol Advertising and Youth", from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth
- "The More Alcohol Kids See, the More Alcohol They Consume", from CNN
- "Deadly Persuasion: 7 Myths Alcohol Advertisers Want You to Believe", from the Center for Media Literacy
- "Here's What Alcohol Advertising Does to Kids", from Time
Sugary Drinks Advertising:
- "5 Best Advertising Strategies from Soda Companies", from Bannersnack Blog (Note: Bannersnack is a reputable marketing firm.)
- "Diet Soda Makers Sued over Misleading Ads", from CBS News
- "Federal Court Blocks San Francisco's Health Warnings on Soda Advertisements", from Food Dive
- "Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing to Black and Latino Kids", from National Public Radio
- "How One County Slashed Sugary Drink Sales", from CNN
Energy Drinks Advertising:
- "Nearly Half of Energy Drink Ads Aimed at Teens", from New Hope Network
- "Sweet'n Slow Learners", from New Hope Network
- "Patterns of Energy Drink Advertising over U.S. Television", from the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- "Teenage TV Audiences and Energy Drink Advertisements", from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
- "Energy Drink Ads Reach Young Kids, Even as Evidence of Dangers Mount", from The Lunch Tray
Prescription Drug Advertising:
- "Do Not Get Sold on Prescription Drug Advertising", from Harvard Health Publishing
- "Prescription Drug Advertising", from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (shows correct and incorrect versions of drug ads)
- "TV Commercials for Prescription Drugs 'Doing More Harm Than Good'", from The LA Times
- "Consumer Drug Ads: The Harms That Come with Pitching Lifestyle over Information", from Health News Review
- "Why You See Such Weird Drug Commercials on TV All the Time", from Thrillist
The last page of your paper should be a Works Cited page. List your resources in alphabetical order (by the first word in each citation) on your Works Cited page. The first line of each citation starts at the margin, but any additional lines must be indented. Each type of resource must be cited in a specific way.
To cite from a database, click the "Cite" option; then choose MLA style and copy and paste the citation that you are given. Here are the ways to cite other common sources:
To Cite an Article from an Online Newspaper or Magazine:
Author's name. "Article Title in quotation marks)", Newspaper or Magazine Title (in italics), publisher name, publication date, URL, and the date of access. For example:
Bernstein, Mark. “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 16 Aug. 2002, alistapart.com/article/
writeliving. Accessed 4 May 2016.
To Cite an Individual Page on a Website:
- Author's Name (if known). "Title of Specific Page (in quotation marks)." Title of Website (in italics). Publisher or Sponsor (often an organization), Date of Publication/Creation (if available-Day, Month, Year), URL (without https://). Access Date (Day, Month, Year). Note: If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once. For example:
“Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview.” WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/athletes-foot-topic- overview. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018.
Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html. Accessed 6 July 2015.
"MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)". Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue University, 2018.
Accessed 28 Feb. 2019.
To Cite an Entire Website:
- Editor, Author, or Compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of Publisher or Sponsor, Date of Publication/Creation (if available-Day, Month, Year), URL (without https://). Date of access (Day, Month, Year). For example:
Quinlivan, Ann. Bishop Kearney High School Library. Bishop Kearney High School. sites.google.com/kearneyhs.org/kearneylibrary/.
Accessed 3 March 2019.
Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue University, 28 Nov. 2003, www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/. Accessed 10 May
To Cite Something from a Book with One Author:
- Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date, Page or Pages (if you are only using a specific section of the book). For example:
Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. Penguin, 1987.
Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999, pp. 25-38.
Here is a Works Cited Sample Page that could help you see how to organize your page.
You can find more details and examples on how to cite all types of resources here:
"MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources", from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue)
"MLA Works Cited Page: Books", from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue)