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“Tray Gazing” In The Cafeteria: Why Are You Staring At My Food?

By Alexander Russo — March 01, 2007 1 min read

Kudos to Learning Matters (the folks who produce education segments on PBS) for putting out this original video podcast segment on learning disorders in college which, while not groundbreaking in terms of its topic, introduces us to “tray gazing” -- students scrutinizing each others’ cafeteria trays as part of peer pressures surrounding food and weight -- and emphasizes that eating disorders aren’t about the food but rather about anxiety or loneliness or stress.

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