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Even Preschoolers Want To Be Thin

Friday, November 19, 2010 10:00
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Girls as young as three are already “emotionally invested” in being thin, according to a small study of 55 preschoolers.

I really didn’t expect kids this young to even notice what weight someone was. But then again, our culture has become obsessed with body image, so does this really surprise anyone?

The girls behavior indicated they did not even want to be friends with someone who was “fat”. Given the extent of our current obesity epidemic, that is particularly worrying. I mean, what kind of relationships will today’s children form in later years with an attitude like this at such a young age?

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