The “Diet” Mentality of Society is Affecting Kids

We are living in a society where people associate beauty with being “thin.” For years now, the media has been promoting a body image that is sometimes unrealistic, and creates many health and mental issues–not only in adults but also in children.

In a post called, My Daughter Is Seven. And I Found This In fHer Room, one mother shares her experience when she found out that her 7-year old daughter already has devised her very own “diet plan.” Although the story ended quite well, I can’t help but feel disturbed and scared about how the distorted depiction of beauty is creeping up on our little children. A diet is no thing that a child should be worrying about.

I want my daughter to be healthy and not be one of those individuals who go out of their way and even put themselves through torturing routines just to conform to an image that has been created by the media. But knowing that I am not in control of what they see and hear 24/7, I can only hope and pray for the best.