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Movie to Movement: Creating Social Change with the Documentary Film "Food Stamped"


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Movie to Movement: Creating Social Change with the Documentary Film "Food Stamped"

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dc.contributor.author Potash, Shira
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-29T15:50:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-29T15:50:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-29
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12794
dc.description.abstract There is substantial evidence linking obesity to lower incomes. Governmental food and farm policy directly affects the affordability, availability, and accessibility of healthy food in low-income areas. Policy also impacts the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) and nutrition education for SNAP recipients. Documentary film is a powerful medium that can be used for social change. This paper explores the ways in which documentary film can be used to decrease health disparities and improve public health. Specifically it provides the scientific evidence and theoretical framework for the creation of the documentary film, Food Stamped. Similar to other popular documentary films such as Super Size Me and Sicko, Food Stamped uses a humorous and entertaining approach to investigate serious subject matter. The film critically examines the relationship between socio-economic status and the obesity epidemic. This paper provides a distribution and outreach strategy for the film, as well as recommendations for evaluation and further research in this area. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject food justice en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject socio-economic status en_US
dc.subject low-income en_US
dc.subject media theory en_US
dc.subject education-entertainment en_US
dc.subject stages of change en_US
dc.subject documentary film en_US
dc.subject health disparities en_US
dc.subject food stamps en_US
dc.subject health behavior en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food stamps--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity--Social aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity--Economic aspects-United States
dc.subject.lcsh Public health--Social aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Public health--Economic aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Documentary films--Social aspects--United States
dc.title Movie to Movement: Creating Social Change with the Documentary Film "Food Stamped" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Health Education en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Teacher Education en_US
dc.description.advisor Perry, Christina
dc.description.committee-member Perry, Christina
dc.description.committee-member Avila, Magdalena
dc.description.committee-member Walters, Lynn
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data.identifier.streamurl http://libmedia.unm.edu/vod/lobo/1928-12794.flv

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