Navigating adolescence is difficult and one of the most complicated challenges is body image.
More than half of adolescent girls have a negative body image and more than a third of boys think they’re too short or don’t weigh enough.
Parkview Medical Center, through its Spirit of Women program, held an event to help equip kids and their parents against the thorny issues of body image with “Love your Selfie," at the Fire Playce, 113 E. Abriendo Ave.
Lynn Evetts, a nurse practitioner with Parkview Adult Medicine Clinic, presented a program that focused on both the physical and emotional changes kids go through and how to help develop a healthy body image in the face of cultural and media pressures to meet impossible standards.
The evening provided lots of fun, education and a chance for about 40 kids to show off their artistic skills by painting their own mug.