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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
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
When girls feel fat: helping girls through adolescence
Explores the issue of weight and "being fat" among young women and girls, looking at the role of self-esteem and messages of perfection given to girls.
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