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Local Organization Helps Kids with Healthy Habits and Positive Body Image


The Ozark Boys & Girls Club spent Tuesday evening getting an education on healthy eating habits and the severity of eating disorders.

They watched clips of interviews from students around their ages who have been personally affected by an eating disorder.  Fortunately, the girls in the SMART group at the Club said they do not think about losing weight.

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OZARK -- The Ozark Boys & Girls Club spent Tuesday evening getting an education on healthy eating habits and the severity of eating disorders.

They watched clips of interviews from students around their ages who have been personally affected by an eating disorder. Fortunately, the girls in the SMART group at the Club said they do not think about losing weight.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association website, the 50% of young females and 33% of young males who are not satisfied with their body image.

This idea stemmed from National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The week goes from February 23rd through March 1st.

If anyone would like more information regarding serious eating disorders, the following website has information regarding the nationwide effort to create awareness for eating disorders and negative body image.

http://nedawareness.org/


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