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The Impact of Media on Nutrition, Body Image, and Public Health
Bio 111
Lonnie Burt, MS, RO, CD-N
Shannon Oliver
March 3, 2012
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When it comes to health the first person who is expected to guide nutritional diets should be a healthcare professional. However, over time in lieu of that healthcare professional the television box and magazines have been the guideline to a healthier lifestyle. Not only has these media outlets been a guideline, it has also been an illustration of how the ideal body shape should be. The media has also acted as the source of distraction, distress, and illusions, therefore being counterproductive to the same purpose which it served in the nutritional aspect. The distraction is shown in the obesity rates in children ages 12 and under who are unable to detach themselves from the TV screen, therefore refusing to be active. Distress is shown between the young adults between 12 and 20 battling with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia. The illusions are counted by the number of diets being falsely advertised to manipulate people into thinking there is a way to lose 30 pounds in 3 weeks. The mass media has an overwhelming effect on our everyday lives because of the power and ubiquity that has been gained over time. The direct correlation between media and nutrition along with body image are shown to effect people through eating disorders, poor nutritional health, and obesity.

The Impact of Media on Nutrition, Body Image, and Public Health
Bio 111
Lonnie Burt, MS, RO, CD-N
Shannon Oliver
March 3, 2012
Annotated Bibliography
Disorders” Acaemic Psychiatry. Derenne and Beresin collectively explore the correlation to body image, media, and eating disorders. In this article they pinpoint the ways that the media affects the health of Americans today. They also use information throughout history to help better illustrate…...

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