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Fat talk : what girls and their parents say about dieting / Mimi Nichter.

Nichter, Mimi. (Author).
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Subject: Teenage girls > Nutrition.
Reducing diets.
Obesity in adolescence.
Body image in adolescence.
Body Image.
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Mother-Child Relations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780674041547
  • ISBN: 0674041542
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 263 pages)
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Barbie and beyond -- In the presence of the perfect girl -- Fat talk -- Are girls really dieting? -- Who will I look like? -- Mothers, daughters, and dieting -- Looking good among African-American girls -- What we can do.
Summary, etc.: Surveys show that half of American teen-aged girls are dieting and many are at risk from eating disorders. This text examines differences between the black and white subjects interviewed and the issues that mothers face in raising healthy daughters.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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