The Role of Media in the Prevalence of Eating Disorders
How do media and celebrities play a role in the increased prevalence of eating disorders?
Discuss the role of media and celebrities in the increased prevalence of eating disorders. Give examples of advertisements that promote an idealized image (include pictures if possible) and evaluate the impact these campaigns may have in promoting unhealthy behaviors. Then, identify recent ad campaigns that showcase a variety of body shapes and sizes (include pictures if possible) and write about if and how these ads might change beauty standards and norms that promote unhealthy behaviors in industrialized nations.