12/27/13- Topic of the Day – One of the most popular dolls in the United States is creating a stir over obesity and body image. The site, Plus-Size-Modeling, posted a picture of a plus-sized Barbie with a caption, “Should toy companies start making plus-sized dolls?” The debate is one that has been around for years. Is weight a true indicator of a person’s healthiness? Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determine a person’s true health from factors such as high blood pressure and physical activity.
Do you think kids should be able to play with plus-sized dolls? What statement would it make to a child if they had one?