Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a three-volume series that addresses issues that face young people as they make choices which affect their self-image and set into motion forces that can become the beliefs and habits of a lifetime. Using animation and real teenagers, the programs illustrate each point. This episode considers the truism "You are what you eat," by looking at how junk food affects the body and mind. The program shows how food choices are influenced by the advertising industry, which sells images of fun and sex appeal along with its products, without mentioning much about nutritional value. The benefits of food groups, vitamins, and exercise are among the topics covered in this informative production.