The co-relation of eating behavior and body image formation in children and adolescents in the context of child-parent relationships 258
Student of the Master Program “Child and family psychotherapy”, Faculty of Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Psychology, Professor, the head of the Child and family psychotherapy chair, Psychological
counseling faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
The review presents foreign works aimed at studying the effects of parental and societal behavior on eating behavior and attitudes towards their bodies in children and adolescents. The reviewed articles analyze attitudes towards the bodies and internalized appearance patterns in children and adolescents, formation of their patterns of healthy eating and healthy eating behavior, and do not focus on eating disorders only. It must be noted that in Russia the issue of healthy eating behavior is touched upon mainly in publications concerning the medical aspect of this problem, while in foreign psychological studies it is becoming increasingly popular. The analysis of the publications also shows that the problem of eating behavior and attitude to the body, traditionally related to adolescence, is clearly "rejuvenated". Children aged 6-7 are gradually becoming the target group of researchers, so the problem deserves serious attention.
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