Raising Healthy Children in a Commercialized World
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2 Old Pickard Lane
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Commercialism is a factor in many of the key problems facing children today, including obesity, eating disorders, increased materialism, excessive media use, and the erosion of creative play. Marketing is so ubiquitous that protecting children from its harmful effects can seem overwhelming or even impossible. Discovery Museum and Oak Meadow School present an evening with Josh Golin, who will describe what we can do – as parents and communities – to give children the commercial‐free time and space they need in order to thrive.
Josh is the Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial‐Free Childhood, which advocates for the rights of children to grow up – and parents to raise them – without being undermined by commercial interests. Josh’s media appearances include Today, NPR, Fox & Friends, and NBC Nightly News, and he has been quoted in hundreds of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. His writings about the commercialization of childhood have appeared in a wide range of outlets.
This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Reception with complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
Professional Development Certificates for Continuing Education Hours available for $18 per individual.