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The Influence of the Media on Food Consumption and Body Image

  title={The Influence of the Media on Food Consumption and Body Image},
  author={Katie Belitz and A. Frank and B. VanVoorhis},
The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of the media on food consumption and body image. One hundred and ten undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse viewed a thirty-minute video clip with an embedded commercial that advocated either healthy or unhealthy food. Prior to viewing the video clip, participants took a survey with questions about their body image included. Throughout the video clip, participants had access to either carrots or chocolate Chex Mix… Expand
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