Did you know that media (words and images) influence how we think about food, and ourselves? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Roy Fox, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum at the University of Missouri, and author of “Harvesting Minds: How TV Commercials Control Kids.” Fox talks about his groundbreaking study which explored how kids respond to the TV commercials they watched as part of Channel One – commercial programming in public school. After interviewing 200 kids in rural Missouri schools that receive the Channel One broadcast, Fox concludes that such commercials influence kids’ thinking, language, and behavior, shaping them into more active consumers. Fox will define media literacy, and describe his recent work using writing and imagery to handle trauma.
Related website: https://education.missouri.edu/person/royfox/