The First Lady Michelle Obama knows that the way food is marketed to kids is everything. She's calling together a summit on food marketing. She hopes that by bringing together media and food marketing executives, we can find a new way to market healthy foods and someday banish the pervasive junk food ads from the screen.
But how do you make a peanut as compelling as peanut brittle? How do you convince kids that a glass of water is as exciting as a green soda? It's a tough problem, but an important key to solving the childhood obesity epidemic.
Junk food commercials are fun and flashy. If you could advertise fruits, vegetables and water to kids in a way to make them seem just as appealing, you'd hit the healthy advertising jackpot. All of this got us rethinking about how we approach our favorite healthy snacks.
We've compiled a slide show re-imagining how our favorite healthy snacks could attract a younger audience. Get ready, we're about to change the way you watch snack-food commercials! Read on for a delicious taste of what we've got in mind.
What healthy foods would you try advertising to kids?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program