Why is this important?
97% of Women have Negative Body Image
42% of women stated social media caused them to feel worse about their bodies
Where is this pressure to feel "Perfect" coming from?
more than 60% of women ages 13 to 17 habitually compare themselves to models, while 46% will strive to achieve it
44% of teens skip meals as a tactic to losing or controlling weight
31% of teens have at least one body part on which they would like to get surgery ON
"Although it is widely believed that freshman in college gain significant weight and college resources should be targeted to obesity prevention, the first study of its kind finds otherwise. Using a nationally rep- resentative random survey, the researchers found that freshmen gain between 2.5 to 3.5 pounds, on average. This is only 1/2 pound more than their same–age peers who do not attend college." (Zagorsky, 2011)
anorexia is the third most common illness amongst teenagers
81% of 10 year olds were already afraid of being fat