Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Mass Communications

First Advisor

Diane Waldman

Keywords

Diabetes, Documentary, Film, Food culture, Obesity, United States of America

Abstract

Diabetes has become a cultural problem across America, but particularly in the Midwest and Southern regions. For my film, I explored these two areas and compared the food and exercise culture to one of the healthier regions, the West. Having moved from Indiana to Colorado, I used my own personal experiences to analyze why people in the Midwest struggle with diabetes and obesity at such a higher rate than those nearer to the Pacific Ocean. Through a series of interviews with close friends and observational analysis of each state, I came to learn something very important about health: our food culture is embedded and encouraged by the people that surround us, and changing the way we behave is more than just being taught healthy activities. People can change, but unfortunately I believe the problem is going to have to get worse before America takes it seriously enough to fix it.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Keri Noll

File size

85 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Mass communication

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