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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
The Real Me Experience  
http://www.realme.ca/
Presents an interactive website on self-esteem and body image developed to help young women understand themselves better. Includes quizzes and stories. (See Details)
Published: 2005-
Fat!So?: Because you don't have to apologize for your size!  
http://www.fatso.com/index.html
Tackles the last American taboo-fat-with quotes, essays, and true stories. Shows you how to reclaim your body and live healthy at any size. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Nurturing girl power: intergrating eating disorder prevention/intervention skills into your practice
Provides an analysis of eating disorders among women/girls and its chronic health risks. Also discusses body image and psychological effects of societal conditions.
Published: 2000
Fit or fatphobic? Trans people, weight and health  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/medical-weight.pdf
Examines weight preoccupation and body image issues within the trans population. (See Details)
Published: 2006
BC Eating Disorder Association school outreach program training manual
Provides training for future school outreach speakers. Discusses signs and symptoms of eating disorders, contributing factors, body image and self-esteem, dieting and nutrition, and finding support.
Published: 1998
Lose weight... or be yourself?  
http://www.aspq.org/DL/losing_weight.pdf
Provides information on weight-loss products, services and methods, and explores the motivations behind the use of these products. (See Details)
Published: 2004