As the father of three stunningly beautiful daughters who all are very body-image conscious, this story was a breath of fresh air.

The National Eating Disorders Association applauds Israel – and challenges the U.S. to take similar action – in legislatively addressing the damaging effects on youth of artificially altered photos that portray unrealistic and unattainable “ideal” body images.

The Knesset, the parliament of Israel, passed new legislation this week that bans the use of photographs of underweight models in advertising on billboards, in TV commercials and newspaper ads, etc. The law also requires that any advertisement where use has been made of a graphic editing program to reduce the size of the models must clearly disclose this fact.