Here is a post by one of the top mommy bloggers in America. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but “Fed Up” sounds interesting. Fed Up: Movie Review by Louise Manning of Momstart

The Scoop on Childhood Obesity

When it comes to body image, causes of childhood obesity consist of much more than the icing on the cake.  Hardly a week passes when we don’t hear about the epidemic of obesity among Americans.  About 1/3 of adults are obese, and 17% of children and adolescents are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Abercrombie and Body Image

Eating breakfast yesterday, I watched The Today Show’s segment on Abercrombie’s marketing of padded,push-up swimsuit tops for seven-year-old girls. As if the word “padded” wasn’t bad enough, I almost choked on my Cheerios when I heard the word “push-up.” Maybe Abercrombie should change their name to SADbercrombie. A few hours later, Abercrombie removed the phrase…

Body Image and Barbie: Bye Bye, Barbie

Dear Barbie, Today I’m officially saying goodbye.  I haven’t actually played with you in decades, but nevertheless I feel I need to write you a formal goodbye letter.  I know you’re wondering why I decided to take such a drastic measure.  I hope this letter explains my concerns. I used to love and admire you,…

Body Image and Children: Five and Feeling Fat in a Normal Body

“Mommy, do these jeans make my butt look big?” my friend’s daughter asked her.  After assuring her five year old that she was exactly the way God wanted her to be, Sandy (not her real name) called to tell me.  She knows I’m writing a book on body image, and thought I would be very interested in…

Body Image: How Mothers Influence Body Image

A great deal has been written on how fathers play strong roles in the development of their daughters’ eating disorders.  Negative relationships between fathers and daughters create holes in the hearts of their daughters which they believe can be filled by getting and staying thin.  Not surprisingly, girls and women have fallen prey to the jaws…