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Body Image inquiry starts today

November 28, 2011

The inquiry into body image anxiety, led by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Body Image, begins today. Over the weekend the inquiry received some good coverage in the Independent on Sunday: featuring comments from Jo Swinson MP (the group’s chair) and Rosi Prescott, Chief Executive of Central YMCA (the APPG’s secretariat), and describing the inquiry as ‘landmark’.

Today the inquiry will kick off its ‘academics’ session with experts from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, as well as representatives from the University of Westminster and King’s College London.  In the coming months it will also be gathering evidence from diet companies, psychologists, representatives from the fashion industry, advertisers and ministers. The inquiry is also very keen to hear from members of the public, whose evidence will also go toward the final report – find out more here.

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