The Center For Disease Control And Prevention

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Literature Review (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) points to many sectors of society including families, communities, schools, medical care providers, and the media as sources of influence on dietary and physical activity behaviors. In today 's society, we are seeing a trend of major influence coming from many different types of media. An example of this is social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Where people will post photos, usually with a filter to show their target audience that they are happy with their life, and not showing their real heartache. Another example of influence coming from media is from the Hollywood industry, in which to be successful in that type of business a person is to be thin,…show more content…
(Barge & Schlueter, 2004, p. 237) describes memorable messages as embedded with assumptions about who can speak, about what and when, through that medium, and with what intent and these discourses structure a set of obligations and opportunities for relationships and identities. Knapp states that memorable messages have three different qualities that make a good memorable message. To start, (Knapp et al., 1981) states that “First, memorable messages often come from someone who is older and of higher status,” Most campaigns will use a spokesperson who is well-known to the public; an example of this is a celebrity putting their name towards a cause. These spokespeople are often the campaign’s biggest supporters both financially and motivational. (Miles A, et. al., 2001) describes that research into adult interventions shows that those who take part in mass media health campaigns are women from higher socioeconomic groups who are already engaging in better health practices. "Second, memorable messages are "often brief oral injunctions that prescribe rules of conduct for solving a personal problem," (Knapp et al., 1981). These would be more explicit directives, such as "Exercise more" and "You should eat smaller portions," such as. Also, we may expect that parents ' messages will show their attitudes toward overweight and obesity that imply a rule. For example, if a parent tells their child, "Obese people
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