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Tweens convene for learning, support on body image

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USA Today

In a study about weight and body satisfaction, researchers measured the height and weight of 4,254 schoolchildren from Nova Scotia and asked them how much they agreed with the statement “I like the way I look.”

“We found in children as young as 10 and 11 — all fifth-graders — they’re experiencing these very negative feelings about their bodies related to their weight,” says researcher S. Bryn Austin, assistant professor in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Boston…

The study, done with researchers from Harvard University and the University of Alberta in Canada, was published in August in the journal BMC Public Health….

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