For Joey - Nutrition and health

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Nutrition and health For the essay I will compare perceptions of beauty in the U.S. and parts of Africa and look at how these perceptions affect women’s health. In the U.S., thin is in. While this fad seems to be fading slowly as people have begun to be annoyed by the ultra-skinny celebrities, campaigns such as the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and the fact that there are “plus size models” that actually appear quite average in size attest to the fact that thin is still the ideal body type for women. Otherwise, there would be no need for the Dove campaign and people would stop calling plus size models by that label and start calling them “healthy size” models because that is essentially what they are. One article I found titled “ Beauty and Body Image in the Media ” explains that media images of female beauty are unattainable for most women and the constant media messages about dieting, aging, and beauty make a woman’s body an object to be perfected rather than a living entity to keep healthy. Teen magazine reported in 2003
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course MEDICAL 101 taught by Professor Macdon during the Spring '10 term at Mahidol University, Bangkok.

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