Body image is the number one concern of young Australian females, according to a recent survey of more than 40,000 young people by Mission Australia.

Another survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society this year indicated that while stress levels were on the rise, that eating was the fifth most common strategy that people used to assist in dealing with it.

As the health establishment continues to emphasise the issue of obesity in young people, while at the same time the media and industry relentlessly promote unrealistic notions of what a socially acceptable body should look like, it is no surprise that young people’s attitudes to food are becoming distorted.

 

via Secret is get them while they’re young.