Weighty Matters

UK pre-teen girls as young as 10 plagued by body issues

In the UK, girls as young 10 are experiencing significant self-doubt about their weight, according to a report by the British Schools Health Education Unit. Nearly two-thirds of 14- and 15-year old girls expressed a desire to lose weight—a wish that's manifested itself in the form of skipping meals. One in six teenagers skips breakfast, and 18 percent of girls age 13 to 15 admitted to not eating lunch. “What's particularly worrying is that girls.. are skipping meals at a time when their bodies are changing fast and they're particularly in need of good nourishment,” said nutritionist Laura Sharp.

Read it at the Daily Mail

July 10, 2013 12:36 PM