Weight Centred Paradigm

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Contents

1.0 – Abstract

2.0 – Introduction 2.1 – background 2.2 – purpose 2.3 – scope

3.0 – Methodology

4.0 – Discussion and findings 4.1 – current trends of media access and consumption by youth 4.2 – Industry trends regarding presentation of information about weight 4.3 – Media log

5.0 – Conclusion

6.0 – Recommendations

7.0 - Appendices

1.0 Abstract-
Summarise the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the report.

2.0

2.1- This report will go in-depth to explain how media effect both our mental and physical health. All types of media from television too magazines, all advertise and subliminally insert the image of the perfect body into everybody’s head.
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The want and desire to reduce body fat, weight or to prevent gaining ‘excess’ fat is driven by both aesthetic and health ideals. The ‘war on obesity’ is a broad health-based set of policies and programs made to problematize extra body fat and create solutions to the ‘problem’. There is a considerable body of literature that claims to demonstrate the harmful effects of ‘excess’ body fat. Recent critiques of ‘obesity prevention’ programs have highlighted the importance of focusing on environmental changes rather than individuals due in part to the risk of harmful consequences associated with distinctive, victim-blaming approaches. Beyond this, there are suggestions that framing body weight as the source of health problems – known as the weight-centred health paradigm – is in itself a harmful approach. The range of harms includes body dissatisfaction, dieting, disordered eating, discrimination and death. Health promotion policies and programs that operate within the weight-centred paradigm have the potential to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of individuals and

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