MEDICAL CORNER …. “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week”

It Is What It Is


~~February 28, 2014~~

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and this amazing infographic is a great resource for raising awareness of how the unrealistic images we see in media and advertising can affect the self-esteem of girls and women. It’s filled with facts such as: “Ten years ago, plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards today are between size 6 and 14.”


Girls are inundated with visions of beauty in ads and other media that are unattainable and often photo-shopped. This awareness week offers an excellent opportunity to talk with the girls in your life about these types of media messages and body image-related issues and we’ve pulled together several resources to help.

For a wonderful guide to help girls understand how the images seen in such advertising are illusionary, we recommend “All Made Up: A Girl’s Guide to Seeing Through…

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