December 1, 2000
Soda & Other School Ads
Deals Up for
When Teens Meet Leaders
Corporate promotion in schools beverage company contracts,
Channel One advertising, sports sponsorship will be debated
among teens and leaders from different sides of the issue
at a town hall meeting 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 at the
State Capitol room 126.
The meeting is sponsored by LegiSchool, an award-winning
civic education collaboration between the Center for California
Studies at California State University, Sacramento and the
Discussion will focus on the growth
of advertising in schools. Some argue such advertising is
fairly innocuous, while others worry about corporate access to
public institutions and the nutritional impact of sodas and
snack foods at schools.
High school panelists will include
Brynn Forte and Jenny Homer from Castro Valley High School,
Emiliano Galicia and Dana Kuljanski from Moorpark High School
and Adam Harris from Rio Americano High School in Sacramento.
Other panelists will include Manny Hernandez, a member of the
Sacramento City Unified School District board of education;
Andrew Hagelshaw, from the Center for Commercial-Free Public
Education; and Greg Haskin of PepsiCo.
Students from Castro Valley High
School will be in the audience, while students from Ramona
High School in Southern California will participate live by
telephone. Thousands of other California students will watch
the meeting live on the California Channel or on videotape.
Paula Gardner, a professor in the
CSUS College of Education, will moderate.
More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project
Director Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906 or by visiting
the LegiSchool website at: www.csus.edu/calst/legischool.htm.
More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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