Date of Award
Diabetes, Documentary, Film, Food culture, Obesity, United States of America
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.
Noll, Keri, "Cultural Diabetes" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 479.
Recieved from ProQuest