Improving Distortion of Body Image Within the Vandy Bubble
Advisor: Jamie Pope, School of Nursing
Negative body image, a common problem on campus, can negatively influence physical, emotional, and mental health. We seek to reduce negative body image on campus and in the Nashville area by designing community education programs about body image, nutrition, and general well being. By generating anonymous surveys, we can identify the root causes of negative body image on the Vanderbilt campus, and design workshops, programs, and resources that will effectively strive to eliminate this problem. Since negative body image starts at a young age, we will also volunteer at various Nashville schools to encourage positive body image. Additionally, we will design an anonymous website where people who are struggling with this widespread issue can seek help.