Clean eating and ‘wellness’: Should we think about food in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’?

Verity Winn: Our eating choices have consequences beyond ourselves… In recent times, food and our relationship with it have become a tumultuous topic open to debate as never before. Once a neutral mundanity, what we eat in the twenty-first century has become suffused with high-octane disagreement of a kind previously preserved for political discourse. Those of […]

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Buying into body image

When Dame Sally Davies, the current Chief Medical Officer, criticised the use of large mannequins in high street shops, it felt like another blow to the struggle to promote positive body image. Size 16 mannequins now appear in stores like Debenhams, and in some cases take the place of ‘normal’ size 10 mannequins. Claims that […]

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