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Contents Foreword

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image

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Executive summary

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Introduction

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Section 1

Growing up 1.1 Becoming aware of body image 1.2 Body image and young children 1.3 School age children and body image 1.4 The increasing importance of appearance 1.5 Negative consequences of body image dissatisfaction 1.6 The influence of parents and peers 1.7 Bullying 1.8 Teaching body image 1.9 Promoting self-esteem and body image in schools 1.10 Teaching options 1.11 The need for evidence-based approaches 1.12 Our recommendations

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Section 2

The mis-sold ideal 2.1 The role of media and advertising 2.2 Advertising ideals 2.3 Visual and social media 2.4 Digital manipulation 2.5 The effects of media ideals 2.6 Media regulation 2.7 Clothing implications 2.8 The desire for authenticity 2.9 Advertising standards 2.10 Changing attitudes in media and advertising 2.11 The use of models 2.12 Good practice case studies 2.13 Commodity body 2.14 The rise in cosmetic surgery 2.15 Cosmetic surgery and advertising 2.16 The patients’ perspective 2.17 Body changing supplements 2.18 Our recommendations

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Reflecting on body image

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Reflections on Body Image: Report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image