How do TV health storylines affect us? When a significant health or climate change storyline with a strong call to action is scheduled to air, HH&S frequently works with the show to examine the impact of the storyline on viewers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
We know from research that stories can have a significant impact on what people know, feel and do. For better and worse, food’s pervasive depictions in entertainment like movies, television and music can be models for behavior and beliefs. How do these images of food affect us? What if storytellers chose to use their power to inspire audiences to make healthy food choices?