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Eat This!: How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A follow--up to What's for Lunch?, Eat This! focuses on the impact on children of fast food advertising -- an immense industry worth billions of dollars. Andrea Curtis shows how corporations who market to kids embed their sales pitches in all sorts of media to persuade young consumers that they have to have the foods they are manufacturing. Of course, most of this food has ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published February 9th 2018 by Red Deer Press
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Katelyn Lee
Apr 20, 2019 added it
Shelves: nonfiction
Curtis, A. (2018). Eat this!: How fast-food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back). Markham, Ontario: Red Deer Press.
Sazaklis, J. (2016). Jumping for junk food. North Mankato, MN: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone Imprint.

The possible content-area crossover for Eat This! is health/science. This title could be used while teachers are covering a unit on healthy and unhealthy foods. The fiction twin title I would use with this is book is Jumping for Junk Food (Billy Burger, Model Citizen
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jnf-600
A good book for showing young readers how they are being brainwashed by fast-food marketing strategies.
Heather Brown
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eat this! has tons of great facts about marketing and food to help kids learn more about how advertising can change their thoughts, actions, and health through manipulation. Curtis discusses how people can change laws and what some people, states, companies, and countries have already done.
The book has plenty of info, but could use more photos, graphs, or sidebars. Still would definitely recommend for any elementary or middle grade library.
I really wanted to love this book. I think the message is important. But the large bits of text without an exciting layout means that most kids won't even pay attention to this book. Which is a shame. That being said, I hope other grownups read this book. The main idea--that people shouldn't advertise to kids that don't understand the health risks of just eating junk food--is a good one that I hope many grownups will start to talk about.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent! Lively, informative and eye-opening look at marketing of junk food and drink to children. Written in accessible language for young readers with examples and situations that will speak to them with well-researched facts behind them.

Great suggestions of activities and actions kids can take.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As we attempt to teach discretion in print and digital reading, this book makes an important contribution. The topic is timely. The information exposes tactics advertisers use to promote junk foods. Despite colorful illustrations, the book is a bit text-heavy for elementary students. Recommended for upper elementary and middle school audiences.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This book would make a great addition to any school library or classroom. The study of nutrition often covers fast food and this takes it one step further. It contains information about the marketing of junk food and just how media promotes this unhealthy life style, and what you can do about it.
R. G. Nairam
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: j-nonfic-topics
Interesting in the way it chooses to focus on the /marketing/ side of fast/junk food.

A little odd in the way it is choosing to educate about the marketing techniques, but thinks the real way to fix the problem is to outlaw marketing to children. Well...okay.
Ms. Yingling
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Public library copy

I agreed with everything in this book, but still found it a bit on the preachy side. Really like this author's What's for Lunch but will pass on this one.
Kristen-Marie Freeman
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Wish every school-aged child could read this!
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Simple, effective and timely. Great for parents as well as the kids.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Scary how much this country has sold out to the junk food industry, and how if we took steps like other countries we could win our children's (and our) future back.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great addition to a study of nutrition.
Judy Desetti
The information is good. I did not like the format or visual images that supported the info.
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For some reason, my library has this in the adult section as opposed to the children's section. It is informative for adults, but it seems to be targeted more towards children and young adults.
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Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer in Toronto. She writes for both adults and children.

Her first YA novel is Big Water, published by Orca. It's inspired by the true story of a shipwreck on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, and the harrowing experience of the two teenaged survivors.

Her most recent kids' book is Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and How to Fight Back) published