In this blog, I will be talking about what direction I would be taking in terms of my topic “Does family or culture have more of an influence on the occurrence of eating disorders?”.
“Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide. 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.”
I feel like this topic is really important to our society, especially to family members with children because eating disorders are more prone to affect adolescents these days. We should all be aware of the cause and occurrence of eating disorders, and how to flatten the rising curve of eating disorders in general. For this project, I plan on addressing different types of eating disorders, how much they affect teenagers specifically, how does family influence the occurrence of eating disorders, how does culture influence the occurrence of eating disorders, do the 2 actually affect and influence our perspective of food and weight and how we could fix the problem.
Here’s a breakdown of how the project’s going to look:
- different types of eating disorders
- why is it important to differentiate them
This helps people gain actual knowledge on eating disorders, instead of referring to everyone with an eating disorder as “anoroxic”.
- how does eating disorder affect the general public
- how does it affect teens
- cultural influence vs family influence
This can tell us the hefty role eating disorders play in our daily lives, especially teens. Then i will address my topic: “Does family or culture have more of an influence on the occurrence of eating disorders?”. As well as which one is more prominent.
- do they actually affect our perspective of food and weight gain/lose
- how can we fix the problem
In the last post, I will discuss whether/ how much family and culture change how we perceive food, and how we could fix this.
A few useful links: (Thanks Galicia and Jasmine for recommending these! )