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Eating disorders 2

  1. 1. Body Image and the Media
  2. 2. Mommy’s little girl
  3. 3. Mom, Do I look fat?
  4. 4. Helping your daughter with with Body Image
  5. 5. Did you know that….
  6. 6. The number one wish for girls ages 11 to 17 is to be thinner,
  7. 7. More than half of teenage girls are, or think they should be, on diets.
  8. 8. They want to lose some or all of the 40 pounds that females naturally gain between ages 8 and 14
  9. 9. Girls as young as five have expressed fears of getting fat
  10. 10. 80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted
  11. 11. “Young girls have indicated they aremore afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents.”
  12. 12. nearly half of all preadolescent girls wish to be thinner
  13. 13. 50 to 70 per cent of normal weight girls believe they are overweight.
  14. 14. About 3% of these teens go too far, becoming anorexic or bulimic.
  15. 15. For too many American girls, being "model thin" is a very real aspiration,and it starts at a shockingly young age.
  16. 16. The average teen girl gets about 180minutes of media exposure daily and only about 10 minutes of parental interaction a day
  17. 17. think the culture is telling them thatthey should model themselves after celebrities who are “beautiful and sexy."
  18. 18. One out of three said they had"changed something about their appearance to resemble that character."
  19. 19. two out of three girls "wanted to look like a character on TV."
  20. 20. TV programs focused on appearanceare swaying the self-esteem of girls as young as 5.
  21. 21. 27% of the girls felt that the mediapressures them to have a perfect body,
  22. 22. Advertising in teen magazines and ontelevision typically glamorizes skinny models who do not resemble the average woman
  23. 23. Research has also found that stringentdieting to achieve an ideal figure can play a key role in triggering eating disorders.2
  24. 24. Poor Body Image effects
  25. 25. Eating disorder commercial
  26. 26. only some of the consequences ofattempting “perfection” We can blamebeauty advertisements. They give us a DISTORTED view.
  27. 27. girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their ownbodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from the TV show "Friends"
  28. 28. The doll also came with pink bathroom scales reading 110lb, which would be at least 35lbs underweight for a woman 5 feet 9 inches tall according to the experts...
  29. 29. According to the Media you aresuppose to be, tall, skinny, tan,pretty, rich, perfect.
  30. 30. Young girls don’t realize its an illusion…
  31. 31. Distortion…. Dove film evolution
  32. 32. There are three billion women whodont look like supermodels and only eight who do.
  33. 33. The models in magazines areairbrushed - no one, not even models, look that good without some help!
  34. 34. Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14 and is still considered one of the most beautiful women in history.
  35. 35. would be six feet tall and weigh 100lbs! If female mannequins were real women, theyd be too thin to have babies.
  36. 36. The average American woman is 54" tall and weighs 140 pounds. Theaverage American model is 511" tall and weighs 117 pounds.
  37. 37. Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women.
  38. 38. Fifteen percent of young women have substantially disordered eating attitudes and behaviors.
  39. 39. No wonder our perception of Beauty is distorted…
  40. 40. Five to ten million adolescent girls andwomen struggle with eating disorders and borderline eating conditions.
  41. 41. Barbie dolls -- those incredibly thin yet curvaceous toys favored by girls as young as 3? Banning media exposure altogether may backfire. "It only creates the forbidden fruit phenomenon,"
  42. 42. Talk to your daughter before the media does….
  43. 43. You can help your daughter develop a positive body image.
  44. 44. Compliment your daughter on her appearance,
  45. 45. Tell her you like her outfit or the way she does her hair today
  46. 46. Remember that teasing, no matterhow harmful if may seem, can make her feel self conscious about her physical attributes or weight.
  47. 47. Remind her that every one is different and beautiful in her own way.
  48. 48. Compliment her achievements that are not related to her looks…
  49. 49. Remind her that she is a great person inside and out!
  50. 50. Your attitude may directly shape your daughters. If you feel good about yourself, she’ll be more likely to feel good about herself.
  51. 51. influence. If mothers can learn to value their own bodies, they can teach their daughters to do so as well.