Beauty Redefined : The Future of Girls' Body Image, Health and Media
Friday, May 28, 2010
Posted by: jennifer punch
Webinar on Beauty Redefined : The Future of Girls' Body Image, Health and Media
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. EST
Please click on the link to register: http://cl.exct.net/?ju=fe541d76706d037d7016&ls=fe0d15707567047b73147077&m=fef81176746201&l=fec9157472640178&s=fe2415727062007d7c1d77&jb=ffcf14&t=
Imagine a world where girls' ability mattered more than their appearance.
Imagine a world where girls' energy went to changing the world rather than aspiring to look like fashion models.
The childhood obesity epidemic has caused girls to be caught in a double bind-on one end they hear that children are overweight today and that is unhealthy and unattractive-on the other end of the spectrum they see images of girls and women who are super-thin and over-sexualized. What is healthy? As a result girls are left feeling confused and not knowing what or who to believe. We know from girls though that their definition of health and body image are linked. They see connections between physical and emotional health that adults often miss. For example, for girls, being healthy means feeling good about yourself, your body, having friends and family support.
Join us for an engaging discussion of these issues based in research, program and policy efforts led by Girl Scouts of the USA. Highlighted work will include a recent survey by the Girl Scout Research Institute about girls' body image and the fashion industry as well as national findings on girls health. In addition we will discuss an exciting new piece of legislation initiated by Girl Scouts - the Healthy Media for Youth Act as well as new programming on girls and self-esteem.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.8 million girl and adult members. Now in its 97th year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) is a coalition of national organizations committed to advocating with and on behalf of youth and, in particular, in research-driven "positive youth development".