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Eating disorders emerging among children as young as 10 – Sydney Morning Herald

The Butterfly Foundation has recorded a rise in helpline calls about increasingly younger children, especially in the 10-14 age range.



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When Korey Baruta was 10, a ballet teacher told her she could never be a dancer beause of her body shape. Credit:Joe Armao
Ms Bird said it was mainly high schools, though Butterfly did work with children from grade 5 and up, and primary schools were sharing some issues they were seeing with their students.
Primary schools say that there is a lot of appearance-based teasing going on, Ms Bird said. Boys are maybe mentioning girls around their weight or their body hair or changes to do with puberty….

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