AASU Lecture Uncovers TV’s Toxic Foods

The Armstrong Atlantic State University 2008-2009 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Series will resume on Friday, January 23, 2009, at 12:15 p.m. in University Hall 156 on the Armstrong Atlantic campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Michael Mink, assistant professor of health sciences, will uncover the truth of the American TV-sanctioned meal in his lecture titled, “The TV Diet: Toxic Food Choices Endorsed on TV.”

The average American will see almost 15,000 televised endorsements for nutri- tionally imbalanced foods every year. These foods deviate so sharply from nutritional guidelines that they could easily lead to overweight, serious chronic illness, and premature death. With no nutrition education on TV to counteract these unhealthy endorsements, the ads pose a serious risk to public health. Come find out how biased the “TV Diet” really is and how to combat this pervasive form of dietary misguidance.

The Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series will continue throughout the 2008-2009 academic year with lectures on a variety of general interest topics presented by AASU faculty.

For further information on the 2008-2009 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series, email Francisco.Duque@armstrong. edu, or visit www.nt.armstrong.edu /FLS.htm.

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