School commercialism and adolescent health. Journal Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Commercial activities in public schools are examined in light of growing concern over increasing rates of childhood obesity. The work and findings of the Education Policy Studies Laboratory, which documents school commercialism through media references, is detailed. Alongside evidence of increased commercialism, including activities that promote the consumption of unhealthful beverages and foods by students, growing public opposition to such activities also is documented. The argument is made that schoolhouse commercialism is not in the best interests of the health or the education of students.

publication date

  • June 1, 2005

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  • Molnar A

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start page

  • 447

end page

  • x

volume

  • 16

issue

  • 2