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The Development of Ideal Body Image Perceptions in the United States

Martin, Jeanne B. PhD, RD, FADA, LD

Nutrition Today:
doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181dec6a2
Continuing Education
Abstract

The perception of "ideal" body image is developed over time and may change during the course of one's lifetime. Some current influences on the development of ideal body image are explored. Resources are provided to assist the formation of realistic body images, thus increasing self-esteem and hopefully decreasing the rise of eating disorders due to body image dissatisfaction

In Brief

How young women in the US come to see their bodies

Author Information

Jeanne B. Martin, PhD, RD, FADA, LD, is a nutrition consultant and an adjunct associate professor with the Dell Center for the Advancement of Healthy Living, The University of Texas School of Public Health living in Wimberley.

Correspondence: Jeanne B. Martin, PhD, RD, FADA, LD, The Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 419 Hermosa Paloma, Wimberley, TX 78676 (jbmjgm@yahoo.com).

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