Lets add even more contradiction to this magazine shall we? I sat there staring at this blazing advertisement that in my eyes was telling young girls that they cannot be successful , their family will not be proud of them, they cannot be happy with THEMSELVES, unless they loose weight and fit the "perfect picture" of what a woman should look like. Furthermore, they can achieve this with NutriSystem, the "magic pill" of weight loss.
Turn the page and you see a very healthy young lady (of course not fitting the Mold that the previous advertisement tells us she should fit) Allyson Torrisi. Allyson does not fit what "NutriSystem" has told us on the previous page, but she appears to be Happy AND Successful. Let's turn the page again shall we?
Thank you for your Email about the NutriSystem ad in Leader magazine. We understand your concern and appreciate your writing to us. Running a paid advertisement in the magazine does not constitute endorsement by Girl Scouts of any company or its specific products. Being healthy is a key part of the message of Girl Scouts, and losing weight -- through better eating choices, consistent exercise, or diet programs -- has helped many people live healthier lives. We found the ad acceptable for our audience of adult volunteers.Our hope is that Leader will eventually be able to carry advertising that all readers find completely in keeping with the messages in its stories. In the current economic climate, however, this is a difficult challenge.