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Talking about weight with Aboriginal women

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

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

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

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Published: 2000
"Julie's Story." From fats to farts: what's stinky about these ads
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.
Exercise, physical appearance and self-esteem in adolescence
Explores some of the links between culture, diet and exercise with an emphasis on adolescents. (See Details)
Published: 1996
What are you hungry for?
This brochure outlines a unique series of support groups for individuals struggling with issues around food, weight and body image.
Set point: what your body is trying to tell you
Presents the argument for a genetically determined set point for adult weight, or set point. (See Details)
Published: 1992
Help for friends & family
Offers practical suggestions to family members and friends on how to interact with a person experiencing an eating disorder. (See Details)