Jess is a teenager who is becoming obsessed with her weight. Her mother wants to help her daughter feel better about herself. This video demonstration with actors shows how to start a non-judgmental conversation about teen body image. We also hear from a nutritionist who shares tips for parents on talking about body image with young people.
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