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Ads, Ads Everywhere

PBS
PBS sponsored website that has activities and games that teach kids about advertising tricks and techniques:

REUTERS
Sponsored by Reuters. Link to article titled, “Lovin’ it: McBranding hooks preschoolers, study findings about the power of branding:

KAISER FAMILY
Link to Kaiser Family Foundation press release titled, “New Study Finds That Food is the Top Product Seen Advertised by Children –
Among All Children,Tweens See the Most Food Ads at More than 20 a Day

MEDIA AWARENESS NETWORK, CANADA
Sponsored by: Media Awareness Network, Canada. See student handout that can be downloaded from the Center of Media Literacy on common advertising techniques

IBIBLIO
Sponsored by: The Center for Commercial Free Public Education, Article on companies advertising to kids in school.

WEBKINZ
Sponsored by: Short piece about how Webkinz has begun to put advertisements on their website:

CAMPAIGN FOR A COMMERCIAL-FREE CHILDHOOD
Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood website that has a listing of movies that have product placement along with a listing of products within the movies:

AD DECODER
Sponsored by: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ad decoder game for kids.

Games Part 1

Spelling health-related words:
SPELLING BEE LINK
Sponsored by: Nemours Foundation. The game asks the player to spell 5 words related to health.

Food Pyramid Blast Off Game
FOOD PYRAMID LINK
Sponsored by: United States Department of Agriculture. This is an interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. “Fuel” tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.

Nutrition and Health Games (lots of games)
DAIRY COUNCIL
Sponsored by: National Dairy Council. Fun interactive games encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

Create an Ad:
MEDIA AWARENESS
Sponsored by: Media Awareness Network. The site helps the player recognize marketing techniques used in commercials targeting children. The game asks the player to design a new website.

Snack Attack:
SNACK ATTACK
Sponsored by Cattlemen's Beef Board, National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Circle 1 Network. Site includes interactive games that encourage children to make healthy food choices.

Secret Source:
KIDSCOM
Sponsored by Kidscom. Interactive game, based on nutrition facts, the players attempts to guess the food.

Games Part 2

Design a Cereal Box:
DESIGN A SERIAL BOX
Sponsored by PBS. Invites children to design their own cereal box

Create Your Own Ad:
PBS AD CREATION
Sponsored by PBS. Invites children to create an ad for Burp Cola.

Ad Decoder:
AD DECODER
Sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shows viewers some of the tricks used by advertisers.

Dining Decisions:
DINING DECISIONS
Sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an interactive game that allows players to choose foods and later provides nutrition information for items chosen.

Exercise True and False:
EXERCISE TRUE AND FALSE
Sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interactive game, true or false questions appear, the player advances each time her or she answers correctly.

Feed the Pumpkin Candy:
FEED THE PUMPKIN
Sponsored by: Nemours Foundation. A calorie game, players are asked to feed a pumpkin candy once the pumpkin has had its daily amount of calories they are told to stop.

Mission Nutrition:
MISSION NUTRITION
Sponsored by: Nemours Foundation, interactive game that tests the player’s knowledge on nutrition.

WebQuests 1

General Database:
WEBQUEST
Sponsored by: WebQuest. San Diego State University maintains a database for webquests that are kept up to date.

Media Literacy:
MEDIA LITERACY
The goal of this webquest is to help you understand the persuasive techniques that are used in advertising and how to use these techniques to share a positive message.

Fruit & Vegetables:
FRUITS AND VEGGIES WEBQUEST
Webquest on fruits and vegetables presents their names and characteristics, what they look like, where they grow (on trees, underground, etc.) and which countries they come from, what parts we eat, how they taste, which family they are from, how we eat them, and more.

HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES
The site contains links to other websites designed for students to learn the importance of making healthy food choices.

Nutrition Exploration

NUTRITION EXPLORATIONS
Sponsored by Nutrition Explorations. Kids can tour the food groups and learn more about each subdivision of the food pyramid.

GIRLS HEALTH
Website sponsored by: Girls Health, teaches kids
how to read the food pyramid, how much of each food group girls need and gives suggestions for what to eat for each food group.

USDA
Website sponsored by the Unites States Department of Agriculture.
One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you: Make smart choices from every food group. Find your balance between food and physical activity. Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Stay within your daily calorie needs.

HEALTHY CHOICES
A website sponsored by Healthy Choices,
provides activities designed to aid parents in making nutrition and health fun.

BODY VENTURE
Sponsored by: Child Nutrition and Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education. The site encourages kids to make healthy food choices and to be physically active. Also, includes a tour of the human body.

Recipes

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, includes articles with tips to better eating.

NEMOURS FOUNDATION
Sponsored by: The Nemours Foundation. A website for kids that includes fun recipes including recipes for kids with diabetes, celiac disease, lactose intolerant, vegetarian, and cystic fibrosis.

FAMILY MEAL PLANNING
Sponsored by: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The site includes helpful resources that
provide tip sheets and supplemental tools for parents, to help your family plan and prepare healthier meals

FAMILY EDUCATION
This site is sponsored by Family Education; it substitutes unhealthy snacks for healthier snacks that fit under the pyramid different food groups.

FOOD FACTS
The site includes recipes for ages 5-7 and ages 8-11 with videos to visually show the students how to make the recipe.

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