Eating disorders consists of a significant amount of components. Some are eating disorders to lose weight, there are exercise disorders, and there are disorders to gain weight. The media and particularly the sports and Hollywood world has blown up the stereotypical body image of what is “beautiful.” Beautiful women should be no more than a size 2! For men, if you are an athlete you may have to gain some extra weight to be able to be the best linebacker you can be. For other men, it is simply imperative to go to the gym to look lean and to make sure to lay off the twinkies.
As we all grew up learning the song “America the Beautiful” let’s make sure that America stays beautiful. My modest proposal is that we should implement and encourage eating disorders at a young age in elementary schools so that children learn very young how important it is to look beautiful and grow up with these values throughout their life.
To do this, I suggest first and foremost that all cafeteria menus be revamped. Chicken nuggets? No thank you. All meals should be replaced with green vegetables and fruit only. If the children are really behaving well then maybe they will have earned a grilled piece of chicken. In Health Education class, the children should learn the importance of beauty and how to get the perfect body. I mean as it is young children feel they are under an exuberant amount of pressure and feel awkward and out of place so we might as well crush their self esteem a little more and tell them they look ugly. It’s like killing two birds with one stone! Gym class should be extended an extra four hours a week and should be significantly more disciplined. You think that kickball is going to get these kids in shape? Start having them do some serious cardio and work outs and then we will be on the right path.
If America is going to live up to its reputation as “America the Beautiful” some drastic changes need to be made. Girls need to learn at a young age that being a size 2 is the largest that will ever be acceptable. Men need to learn that cookies and doughnuts will never make you beautiful. We should teach the youth of America the best way to starve themselves and implement eating disorders young so that they grow up the rest of their lives with it haunting them. Furthermore, imagine how much food and waste America will save with all of the new eating disorders!