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Communicating health risks via the media: what can we learn from MasterChef Australia?


Phillipov, M, Communicating health risks via the media: what can we learn from MasterChef Australia?, Australasian Medical Journal, 5, (11) pp. 593-597. ISSN 1836-1935 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.4066/AMJ.2012.1460


Is it a coincidence the television cooking show, MasterChef Australia (MCA), is enjoying unprecedented viewer popularity at the height of a declared global obesity epidemic? Is it an accident that MCA essentially offers a pleasurable rediscovery of foods that, to all intents and purposes, have been declared ‘forbidden’ by current dietary guidelines? Can the unexpected success of this type of show provide innovative information for more effective communication of health risks via the media?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:media, health communication, food, pleasure
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Phillipov, M (Dr Michelle Phillipov)
ID Code:81582
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2012-12-14
Last Modified:2018-02-17

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