First and Last Name/s of Presenters

North RunkFollow

Mentor/s

Drs. David Thomson and Jennifer Trudeau

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The obesity epidemic in the United States has continued to increase with more and more children and adults being diagnosed every year. While many recognize this as an issue, there has been little attempts to correct this problem. This paper will research how media has effected this rise in obesity rates by exploring a lack in health promotion as well as how advertisements are directed towards certain individuals. This examination of media’s effect on obesity points out the ineffectiveness of mainstream media to address the rise in obesity levels and will suggest changes required for a comprehensive solution that includes communication outlets and the use of positive health promotion programs.

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone, HN-300-E, Drs. David Thomson & Jennifer Trudeau

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

North Runk, Sacred Heart University Class of 2020, Exercise Science Major, Honors Minor, Resident Success Assistant, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

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Media's Effect on America's Obesity Crisis

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The obesity epidemic in the United States has continued to increase with more and more children and adults being diagnosed every year. While many recognize this as an issue, there has been little attempts to correct this problem. This paper will research how media has effected this rise in obesity rates by exploring a lack in health promotion as well as how advertisements are directed towards certain individuals. This examination of media’s effect on obesity points out the ineffectiveness of mainstream media to address the rise in obesity levels and will suggest changes required for a comprehensive solution that includes communication outlets and the use of positive health promotion programs.

 

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