|Media Mania is a feature that explores the messages behind the media teens see everyday. This activity allows the user to view two different media clips for each content area: Your Health, Your Nutrition, Your Physical Activity. These clips might be a television commercial, a billboard image, or some other print media. The focus is on helping the user to understand what to look for in media messages, and to analyze the “real” message, and to invoke their feelings and reactions to each clip.
This section helps the user by increasing their awareness and teaching them to analyze what they see. Media Mania allows the user to answer a series of questions about the media clip they are viewing. Users are prompted to make thoughtful decisions about the intended message and feeling it is trying to create and how it might affect teens’ healthy decisions.