Neha Jayaram, Communications and Marketing Assistant
March is also Nutrition Month and here at SCHC our vision is healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.
Research shows that as girls approach adolescence the advantages of early childhood quickly get overshadowed by high rates of sexual assault and other violence, a sharp decline in mental health and confidence, and negative stereotyping and sexualization.
Body image is how we view our bodies. Negative stereotyping and sexualization results in distorted body image and unrealistic expectations of what a “healthy” body looks like. A distorted body image often leads to other issues such as eating disorders and mental health problems. Research shows that women with healthy body image are more likely to be physically and mentally healthy.