Posted: April 3, 2020

Debate on Food and Beverage Advertising in Schools


This exercise is formatted as a debate for students to consider the issue of food and beverage advertising in schools. Basic resources outlining policy requirements and policy options are provided. Students are assigned roles representing various school district employees and community members. The debate is staged in a mock school district meeting to consider revisions to the school district wellness policy.


Kaitlin Ashmore, MPH, Baylor University
Laura Rudkin, PhD, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Synchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Discussion, Small Group [≤12]
Discussion, Large Group (>12)


Population Health, Public Health Sciences, Public Policy, Food Marketing, Schools