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Keca, Janine; Cook-Cottone, Catherine – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
Children and adolescents live in a world where thin is "in" and the pressure to conform to society's view of the ideal body, when combined with other life factors, can set the stage for an eating disorder, a psychiatric illness characterized by an extreme desire to be thin and an intense fear of weight gain. Clinical eating disorders and…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Middle Schools