by Harriet Lerner

The Clean Plate Club

At a National Women’s Studies Association meeting, a woman told the following story. When she was a teenager, her mother, a Holocaust survivor, constantly pressured her to eat more and put on weight. Why? Because “in the camps,” her mother explained, “those people who had a few extra pounds could survive a few extra days.”

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Jewish Women & Food (Eat, Eat, Diet, Diet)

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The Clean Plate Club

by Harriet Lerner