One out of five 11-year-old girls is presently dieting, according to a recent survey.
This situation has been triggered by the increase of 'pro anorexia ' websites which feature photos of thin celebrities , the survey shows.
5% of respondents stated that they are on a continuous diet as they are incredibly unhappy with their body shape .
The survey involved 1,500 girls and also highlights that a third of 11 year olds have already dieted.
A third of the girls blamed photos of thin celebrities in magazines as well as on the internet with their weight obsession, with 4 out of 10 pointing to peer pressure as the reason for their obsession.
It is vital that parents are proactive in talking their children with regard to body image .
It is vital that youngsters develop a healthy, balanced attitude to their diet and food .
The girls polled were aged between 6 and 15.
The Internet parental control software CyberSentinel undertook the survey
Increase in Teenage Dieting
Wed, 22 Apr 2009
Recommended linksDieting and healthy lifestyles
Diet and mindfulness
Top 10 diet tips
How to lose weight
Diet and exercise
Vegetarian low-fat diet increases quality of life
Teens unaware about diets
One in three teenage girls on starvation diets
|Unhealthy lifestyles costing the NHS GBP11bn a year - Tue, 27 Sep 2016|
|Rise in number of obese people rescued by fire service - Mon, 19 Sep 2016|
|Sugar consumption in children is double recommended levels - Tue, 13 Sep 2016|