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WEBCHAT: Toying with Mealtime

February 3rd, 2011 - By Fit Staff

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If you have a young child, you are aware that there are lots of opportunities for food companies to reach your child. Advertising during Saturday morning programming, tie-ins with movie promotions and toys in meals — let’s discuss the impact this messaging has on our children’s nutrition. Voice your comments and ask your questions during our live webchat Tuesday, February 15 at noon with Amy Jordan, director of the Media and the Developing Child sector of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and Amy Hillier, Assistant Professor, PennDesign Department of City & Regional Planning.

When: Join the chat Tuesday, February 15th at 12p.


About the Hosts:

Amy Beth Jordan Ph.D.Amy Beth Jordan Ph.D. is director of the Media and the Developing Child sector of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where she oversees research on children’s media policy. Her studies have examined the implementation and public reception of the educational television mandate known as the Three-Hour Rule, the V-Chip legislation, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ media use recommendations and the industry’s efforts to self-regulate food marketing to children.

Amy HillierProfessor Amy Hillier teaches courses on the application of GIS in city planning, urban studies, public health and social work. Her research focuses on issues of geographic disparities and GIS applications in redlining and housing discrimination, affordable housing, and public health. Her dissertation, funded by the Department of Housing and urban Development (HUD), considered the impact of the Home Owner’s Loan Corporation on lending in Philadelphia. She continued this research as a HUD Urban Scholars Post-doctoral Fellow.

Amy Hillier photo, credit John Vettese / Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Lari RoblingLari Robling is the producer of WHYY’s Fit and the author of Endangered Recipes.

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