Best of The Food Web: Operation Beautiful

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

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Being National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, instead of featuring a healthy food blog, I though it was more appropriate to feature a healthy body image blog. Mentioned by Elizabeth Jarrard a year ago (check out her lovely post here), Operation Beautiful is a movement started by Caitlin Boyle who would leave positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms. The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self-talk — those critical thoughts that tell ourselves we aren’t pretty enough or skinny enough. The Operation Beautiful website contains numerous inspirational articles that are nothing short of honest and are beautifully written. Here are a couple to get you started:

Want to be a part of the movement? Simply send your own Operation Beautiful note to Caitlin at OperationBeautiful@gmail.com

Below are some of the Operation Beautiful messages that are featured on the website:

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Want more self-love? Come to the Lovin’ the Body You’re In Panel tonight at the Howard Thurman Center from 6:00-8:30!


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