WIN Wyoming

Thought Bullets
May 2000

A research article in the March 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reviewed the changes in body types of Miss America winners. The article gives insight into the journey of defining "ideal female body type" over the last 78 years in the United States.

Source:  Rubinstein S, Caballero B.  Is Miss America an undernourished role model?  (Research letter to the editor.)  Journal of the American Medical Association.  2000;283;(12).  Available at <>.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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