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ERIC Number: EJ381086
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Education for a Healthy Body Weight: Helping Adolescents Balance the Cultural Pressure for Thinness.
Collins, M. Elizabeth
Journal of School Health, v58 n6 p227-31 Aug 1988
The article examines cultural pressure for extreme thinness in the United States and its impact as a possible predisposing factor for developing eating disorders among adolescent females. Preventive strategies are recommended to help adolescents balance this pressure and their own desire for attractiveness within the larger context of good health. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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