Saturday, August 28, 2010

Building a Healthy Body Image in Children

Building a Healthy Body Image in Children: "From the ubiquitous photos of barely clad, bone-thin celebrities like Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan to the emaciated models strutting their stuff on the cat walk, children today are inundated with media images that present thinness as a standard of beauty and elegance. Seeing these images over and over may lead them to think that their own bodies are not acceptable, leading them to develop unhealthy body images. And unfortunately, such negative feelings can sap self-esteem and set the stage for eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia."

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