Search Resources (English): Weight perception

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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
Fit or fatphobic? Trans people, weight and health
Examines weight preoccupation and body image issues within the trans population. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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
Food and weight preoccupation
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
Lose weight... or be yourself?
Provides information on weight-loss products, services and methods, and explores the motivations behind the use of these products. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Body weight and body image
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
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.