Author Archives: Hannah Kronenberg

Fighting Obesity: How Aggressive is Ethically Appropriate?

New Yorkers are well aware of Mayor Bloomberg’s attempts to fight obesity. Particularly memorable was the legislation that required chain restaurants to provide nutritional information for all menu items in the form of calorie counts. A low-fat berry coffee cake at Starbucks, something I considered to be a small snack, became much less appealing when […]

Eating Disorders and the Internet

In America, it is clear that being thin is an ideal. The concept of ‘thin as beautiful’ is something that is omnipresent on television, in advertisements, in magazines, and on the internet. The message of ‘being thin’ is connected to the ongoing fight against obesity, which is currently one of the most prevalent health issues […]