Search Resources (English): Weight perception

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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
Adios, Barbie: young women write about body image and identity
Presents a series of essays by young women, who discuss not only fatness and thinness, but colour, culture, ability, race, and class, as they influence girls' and women's relationships with their bodies.
Published: 1998
Food and weight preoccupation  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/foodweight.shtml
Answers common questions about eating disorders, such as symptoms, how to recognize an eating disorder, clinical definitions, frequently asked questions, and related articles. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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