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Why food is a gender issue : Women and Food Issues Paper

Women’s Health Victoria is calling for greater understanding and awareness of the link between women’s mental health and their relationship with food, in the Women and Food Issues Paper, published today. Women struggle with unhealthy eating behaviours, many from a young age, in an attempt to fit a culturally acceptable slim ideal which is completely out of reach for most women. The ‘war on obesity’ is becoming personalised as the ‘fight against fat women’.

Media Release (08/10/12) from Women’s Health Victoria