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Caller explains body image problem started at school

Two thirds of British people including children as young as five have a negative body image.

That is according to an all-party group of MPs that wants compulsory lessons in schools to boost self-esteem and measures to encourage advertisers to use a more diverse range of models.

Yvonne, 42, from Lancashire told BBC Radio 5 live Your Call's Nicky Campbell that a school medical at the age of 11 created her unhealthy relationship with food and TV presenter Lizzy Cundy agreed that something needed to change in schools.

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  • 30 May 2012
  • From the section Health
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