Body image

Body image

The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and poli

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Colleen Reid
Lesley Dyck
Heather McKay
Wendy Frisby
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH WEIP.R45 2000
ISBN 189435611X
ISSN 14817268
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Also goes by the title,"Beyond shape and size: the health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and policy."

Consuming identities: young women, eating disorders and the media

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Marie L. Hoskins
Kristy Dellebuur
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Addresses how media images influence young women's emerging self–concepts. Examines the relation between identity and eating disorders. Identifies gaps in literature and explores ways to improve prevention.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH WEIP.H67 2000
ISBN 1894356101
ISSN 14817268
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Breasts: the women's perspective on an American obsession

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Carolyn Latteier
Publisher: 
Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Describes and explores breast fetish, defined as a culturally constructed obsession deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1560239271
WEIP.L38 1998
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling

Provides information and resources on eating disorders and raises general awareness around the issues of eating disorders, food, and weight preoccupation. Offers a national toll-free telephone information service.

Primary Telephone: 
416-340-4156
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nedic@uhn.on.ca
Fax Number: 
416-340-4736
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-633-4220
Street Address: 
ES 7-421 200 Elizabeth St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 2C4

Consuming passions: feminist approaches to weight preoccupation and eating disorders

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Catrina Brown (ed.)
Karin Jasper (ed.)
Publisher: 
Second Story Press
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores how women can empower themselves to eat without guilt, to accept their bodies, and to engage in changing the actual conditions of their lives.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0929005422
WEIP.B76 1993
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

CEDRIC Centre for Counselling

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling

Provides individual and group counselling on eating disorders, depression, anxiety, sexual assault, emotional abuse, body image issues, interpersonal skills, and self-esteem.

Primary Telephone: 
250-383-0797
Email Address: 
info@compulsiveeating.com
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-383-0797
Street Address: 
485 Garbally Rd
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8T 2J9

Adios, Barbie: young women write about body image and identity

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ophira Edut
Rebecca Walker
Publisher: 
Seal Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Seattle, WA

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1580050166

When girls feel fat: helping girls through adolescence

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Sandra Friedman
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0006386091
Notes: 
Review, Network Winter 1997: In the face of the dieting epidemic among girls as young as seven, this timely and practical book will be a boon to parents, teachers and health professionals seeking to prevent eating disorders and instill self-confidence in young women. Author Sandra Friedman explains that growing up female in a male world puts tremendous pressure on girls to be "perfect," and be accepted by others. "Feeling fat" can be a code used by teen-age girls to express negative and self-deprecating feelings. Friedman's Girls in the 90s program has been employed successfully throughout Canada and the U.S. to help young girls develop healthy body image and high self-esteem.

Sheena's Place

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Groups Served: 
Youth
Older women (50+)
Women and mental health
Middle-aged women (30-50)
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Provides support services to people affected by eating disorders in a non-institutional, accessible way.

Primary Telephone: 
416-927-8900
Email Address: 
loleksyn@sheenasplace.org
Fax Number: 
416-927-8844
Street Address: 
87 Spadina Rd
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5R 2T1
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