Submitting Presenter(s)

Linea Cutter, Virginia TechFollow

Moderator

Hope Lima, Winthrop University

Panel Title

Food, Health, and Nutrition

Start Date

22-2-2019 3:25 PM

Session Number

Session V

Description

Following the mid-1970s, a major spike in eating disorders occurred in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This paper explores how the sugar and diet food industries contributed to this rise, and examines the specific ways that both industries reproduce stereotypes of physical normality that both draw upon, and reinforce, the medicalization of disordered patterns of eating when advertising their products.

Keywords

Eating Disorders, Body Image, Psychology, Corporate Power, Food Politics

Your Title/College/Department/Program

Linea Cutter, PhD Student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Department/Program: Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)

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Following the mid-1970s, a major spike in eating disorders occurred in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This paper explores how the sugar and diet food industries contributed to this rise, and examines the specific ways that both industries reproduce stereotypes of physical normality that both draw upon, and reinforce, the medicalization of disordered patterns of eating when advertising their products.