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Poor food and dieting make women sick

As part of Nutrition Week 2012, Women’s Health Victoria highlights the link between women’s relationship with food and their physical and mental health in their new Women and Food Issues Paper. There are underlying complex forces at play that keep women on the merry-go-round of body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and poor mental and physical health. We need to challenge gender stereotypes, ensure women have equal access to economic and political resources, and ensure access to a nutritious food supply.

Media Release (15/10/12) from Women’s Health Victoria