Strong4Life, an non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia is attempting to reduce Georgia’s high child obesity rate (40% are either overweight or obese) by releasing some rather controversial advertisements. The ads feature an obese or overweight child, a fact about obesity, and their slogan: Stop sugarcoating it, Georgia. Some say that a “blunt” and “straight talk” approach is exactly what Georgia needs. However, critics find that the ads shame families and individuals into losing weight and that it is “ineffective” and “damaging”.
There is no doubt that this is a huge crisis, but is this a fair and effective way to deal with it? Leave us a comment.