“Girls develop eating disorders and self-image problems before drug or alcohol problems. Nevertheless, there are drug and alcohol programs in almost every school, but no eating disorder programs. Societal pressures to be thin are rising, however, research for eating disorders continues to be under-funded and insurance coverage for treatment is inadequate.”
- 1970 - Average age of girls starting to diet was 14
- 1990 - Average age of girls starting to diet fell to 8
- 2009 - 3-6 year old girls start to worry about being fat.