Discovery Museum Speaker Series: Raising Healthy Children in a Commercialized World

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Name: Discovery Museum Speaker Series: Raising Healthy Children in a Commercialized World
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
Discovery Museum Speaker Series presents:

Josh Golin:Raising Healthy Children in a Commercialized World

Thursday, September 27, 2018 • 6:30 to 8:30 pm
hosted by Oak Meadow School • 2 Old Pickard Lane, Littleton, MA
 
• This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. 
• Light refreshments will be available at no charge.
• Professional Development Certificates for Continuing Education Hours available for $18 per individual.

Commercialism has been linked to many of the 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 effects can seem overwhelming or even impossible. Josh Golin 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 Golin is Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which educates the public about commercialism's impact on kids' wellbeing and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing.  CCFC organizes campaigns against corporations that target children with harmful marketing, helps parents and professionals reduce the amount of time kids spend with ad-supported screens, and advocates for policies that limit marketers’ access to children. Josh's is regularly quoted in major media outlets about marketing to children and CCFC’s advocacy efforts, and his media appearances include Today, NPR, Good Morning America, and Fox and Friends. His writings about the commercialization of childhood have appeared in a wide range of outlets including USA Today and the Boston Globe. He and his wife Jennifer are doing their best to raise their 9-year-old daughter, Clara, commercial-free.   
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Location:
Oak Meadow School
2 Old Pickard Lane
Littleton, MA
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Enjoy light refreshments at 6:30 pm
Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm
Contact Information:
Karen Kerns
Fees/Admission:
 
• This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. 
• Light refreshments will be available at no charge.
• Professional Development Certificates for Continuing Education Hours available for $18 per individual.
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