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COPA: Challenging Fat-Phobia

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How many of us know that females need 17% body fat in order to menstruate for the first time, and 22% to maintain regular cycles.During puberty, most girls’ bodiesneed to gain, on average, 10 inches, and 40-50 lbs, including more body fat.2

And yet…

    • 42% of girls in Grades 1-3 want to lose weight.3
    • 45% of boys and girls in Grades 3-6 want to be thinner. 37% have already dieted; 7% score in the eating disorder range on a test of children’s eating habits.4
    • 46% of 9-11 year-olds said they were sometimes or very often on diets.5
    • 70% of normal* weight girls in high school feel fat and are on a diet.6

Read the full COPA blog post about fat-phobia here:
http://info-copa.tumblr.com/post/48700259329/challenging-fat-phobia

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