Is there too much product marketing in public schools?
Asked at Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store, 4000 W. Sixth St., and on Massachusetts Street on December 17, 2003
“It depends on what type of product is being marketed. For example, if marketers are trying to promote nutritious food instead of junk food. I can see a good side and a bad side.”
“Kids are exposed to marketing all the time, though it’d be nice if there were a time they could get away.”
“Absolutely. … And far too often the products they’re advertising are not what I would consider healthy for students.”
“It depends on if the profits are going back into the public school system.”