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Food, Feelings, and Body Image Psycho-educational Group for Adolescent Girls Helps to Improve Self-Esteem, Avoid Eating Disorders
Date:10/31/2013

Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Recognizing the need to address self-esteem and body image issues in female adolescents, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has created a new psycho-educational group called Food, Feelings, and Body Image.

The goal of Food, Feelings, and Body Image is to encourage adolescent girls to find a healthy and positive balance as their minds and bodies grow, and provide appropriate intervention to help prevent progression to an eating disorder.

Adolescence is an important developmental stage for girls and a time when they are vulnerable to developing low self-esteem. This stage of life can be confusing and body changes can impact how she sees herself and how she feels the world perceives her. Many research findings indicate that the onset of most eating disorders is during adolescence.

Prevention is the best way to preempt an eating disorder so that it does not become a serious health concern. There are many risks associated with the various types of eating disorders such as muscle loss and weakness, severe dehydration, fainting, fatigue, dry hair and skin, hair loss, and growth of a downy layer of hair all over the body (including the face) in an effort to keep the body warm.

The National Eating Disorder Association states, “Prevention is important to reduce the suffering associated with

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