Thursday, January 24, 2013

What is Beauty?
Winners of the Healthy Body Image awards for 2013
A part of Healthy Weight Week

Redefining Beauty Award
Israel earns the Redefining Beauty award for the “Law for Limiting Weight in the Modeling Industry.” It requires models to present their employers with a doctor’s current certificate showing they meet a minimum BMI—18.5 for adults. Underweight is separately defined for youth.  Advertisements featuring digitally reduced images must be clearly marked in a prominent place as manipulated to make them appear thinner. Promoters of the law say eating disorders in Israel have risen to include some 3 percent of Israeli girls between the ages of 11 and 18.

Promoting a Realistic Body Image Award
The award goes to 14-year-old Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, who launched a crusade against airbrushed images in Seventeen magazine. She circulated a petition calling for the magazine to print one unaltered photo spread each month and led a demonstration at the corporate offices of Hearst, which owns the magazine. More than 80,000 signatures came in from around the world, causing the editor Jan Shoket to issue a new policy statement that the magazine “never has, never will” digitally alter the body or face shapes of its models. The entire staff signed an 8-point Body Peace Treaty promising not to alter natural shapes and include only images of “real girls and models who are healthy.” As a result, other young activists are taking on Teen Vogue in an online petition. However, the pledge does not include advertisers. 

Weight Stigma Awareness Award
Psychologist Deb Burgard, PhD is honored for her many years of leadership in increasing awareness of weight stigma. The co-author of Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, published in 1988. Burgard speaks and writes frequently on the topic of weight stigma and the need for size-acceptance. Burgard co-chairs the Academy for Eating Disorders group on Health at Every Size, is active in both the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the Advisory Board for NAAFA, and created the website.

Healthy Weight Week was created to increase awareness of positive body image, build self-esteem and recognize Beauty cannot be measured by a scale.

The video is a composition created from three sources,
each sharing a message about Beauty.
The first looks at the efforts women have gone through to be "beautiful"
The second is a fashion show raising awareness
 that beauty comes in all sizes. 
The final segment is from the Dove campaign on "Real Beauty".

What is Beauty?


What is Beautiful?
created by Cherish Manifold

Fashion for Everybody
benefiting Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee

Acknowledging the Amazing efforts of Dove
to educate people about "Real Beauty".
"Campaign for Real Beauty"
"Dove Self Esteem Fund"

A part of Healthy Weight Week
Sandra Frank, Ed.D., RD, LDN

Beautiful People

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