80% of 10-year-olds Have Been on a Diet

A new campaign that aims to empower teenagers from today’s image and weight obsessed society has revealed that the number one wish for 11 to 17-year-old girls is to be thinner.

Miss Representation has released facts during its Keep It Real campaign, revealing that 80per cent of ten-year-old girls say they have been on a diet and 81per cent are afraid of getting fat.

The facts, which come from lengthy studies published in the Journal of Christian Nursing, also revealed that 53per cent of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies, a number that increases to 78per cent by age 17.

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