What Soda Commercials Would Look Like If They Told The Truth

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Soda commercials so often depict cute baby polar bears, families hugging or people who probably don’t drink soda looking glamorous drinking the stuff.

And while this year’s Super Bowl ad portrayed Coca Cola as desirable to the likes of Ant Man and the Hulk, what would these TV spots look like if they focused on soda’s real characteristics?

The Cracked video above takes a stab at ads that are a little more truthful about the part “wet sugar with bubbles” plays in America’s health struggles, including its role in obesity and some major dental issues.

While soda sales are steadily declining and Michelle Obama has pushed to decrease the number of soda sales in schools, kids are often Big Soda’s primary target. If soda companies were to actually be honest with the impressionable minds and taste buds of these potential customers, their advertisements would certainly be closer to this parody.

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Facts About Childhood Obesity

Facts About Childhood Obesity

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One In Five Kids Is Overweight By Age 6
Obese kids are more likely to also be obese as adults, which puts them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and more adult health problems.

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One In Five Kids Is Overweight By Age 6
Obese kids are more likely to also be obese as adults, which puts them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and more adult health problems.
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Over Half Of Obese Children First Become Overweight By Age 2
These kids are even more likely to become obese adults.
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The Childhood Obesity Rate Has Almost Tripled Since 1980
CDC data shows that there was an increase in the pervasiveness of obesity in the American population between 1976-1980 and then again from 1999-2000, the prevalence of obesity increased.
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Childhood Obesity Is Linked To A Wide Range Of Health Problems
High blood pressure, diabetes and other cardiovascular issues have been previously tied to obesity. But a 2013 study found that obesity also puts kids at risk for other health issues such as ADHD, allergies and ear infections.
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The Food Industry Spends Over $1.6 Billion To Market To Kids Each Year
This number was documented by the FTC in 2008. According to the APA, there are strong associations between the increase in junk food advertising to kids and the climbing rate of childhood obesity.
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