Dr. Amy Jordan, director of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child program

On Wednesday, February 24, Dr. Amy Jordan, head of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child program, provided testimony at Philadelphia City Council hearings on the complex challenges facing Philadelphia in the fight against obesity. The hearings – part of a larger initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the community – aimed to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of obesity and inform policy-makers about ways to address this public health issue successfully.  Dr. Jordan’s testimony focused on the relationship between television and other media and obesity in children, highlighting media’s potential role in preventing obesity by increasing children’s exposure to advertisements for healthy foods and activities.
 
Read Dr. Jordan’s testimony