Annals Of Anorexia

Bad news: The numbers of children with food and body image issues are on the rise, reports Fox News. 68% of elementary school teachers are concerned about eating disorders in their classes. 80% of preeteen girls are dieting. Those who diet are 8 times as likely to develop an eating disorder. 81% of ten year olds are afraid of becoming fat and over 50% of nine and ten year olds say they feel better when dieting. A treatment facility for women suffering from anorexia and bulimia opened a branch for girls under 13 two years ago and is seeing patients as young as seven years old. There's a lot of talk about the obesity epidemic in this country, but clearly there's also something else going on. [Fox News, 5 Resolutions]