Strong bodies, strong minds

2 December, 2021

Trigger warning: this article discusses body image and eating disorders in young children.

We want young children to grow up with strong, active and happy bodies and minds, writes Bedrock journalist Jessica Willis.

Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise in children and adolescents suffering from body dissatisfaction.

As many as 50% of pre-adolescent girls and an increasing number of pre-adolescent boys are reporting a “desire for a more lean and muscular body”, according to the Butterfly Foundation.


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