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Talking about weight with Aboriginal women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39581

Summarizes research done on weight preoccupation among Aboriginal girls and women. Shows that body image and weight perception is a problem in Aboriginal communities, particularly those living in or close to an urban centre.

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Published: 2002
Food, weight and body image  
http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/healthinfo/pdfs/FWBINew.pdf

Adddresses body image and healthy weight, including discussions on standards of beauty, food and dieting, and eating disorders.

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Published: 2001
Promoting healthy body image: a guide for program planners

Presents a literature survey on body image, weight problems and preoccupations, and low birth weight, as well as health promotion project ideas and activities.

Published: 1995
The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and poli  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/health-benefits.pdf

Reviews literature on programs and policies related to physical activity and health of women and girls.

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Published: 2000
Fat: a fate worse than death? Women, weight, and appearance
Explores how appearance standards have built a prison for women. Provides advice, reading suggestions and a list of more than 100 ways to fight looksism, sexism, ageism, and racism.
Published: 1997
Body weight and body image  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S5
Examines body weight and image issues for Canadian women, including the impacts of weight prejudice. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
That body image thing: young women speak out
Consists of essays written by young women aged 13-19 from across Canada on body image issues. Describes young women's struggles to discipline their bodies to conform to images imposed upon them by the media and their peer groups.
Published: 1999
Eating disorders  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S21
Provides statistical data on women and eating disorders and investigates the burden of eating disorders in Canada. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
"Julie's Story." From fats to farts: what's stinky about these ads  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/eating_disorders/barbara.html
Targets a recent ad campaign, entitled "Julie's Story," sponsored by Hoffman-LaRoche, makers of Xenical. Describes the side-effects of this drug, and presents a mock ad, entitled "Barbara's Story." (See Details)
Published: 2005
An introduction to food and weight problems: information on anorexia, bulimia, and weight preoccupation
Provides basic information on eating disorders, general food and weight issues, and the connection that exists between them.