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The students will recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours.
Recap the previous sets of lessons relating to Hydration. Pose the question: “How often do you see your parent / carer / other important person in your life drinking water?” Allow some time for students to reflect on their answer, before asking the students to reflect on the following sets of questions:
Discuss the role that media, family and important people in the community have in influencing personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours.
Display the quote below, on the board.
“… 5–12 year olds are exposed to up to 96 food ads, including 63 for high fat / high sugar foods, per week, if they watch one hour of commercial TV a day.”
(Quote from “Submission to Protecting Children from Junk Food (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2008” submitted by Australian Psychological Society – Download PDF (U1L10R1))
Discuss the impact that this could have on students who do watch one hour of television a day. What effect would it have on those that watch more than one hour?
Ask students to complete worksheet Health Messages in the Media (U1L10R2).
Extension Activity 1
Are your students aware of exactly how much TV they are watching? Ask them to keep track for one week using this TV Log Sheet (U1L10R3).
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