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
Help for friends & family  
http://www.nedic.ca/giveandgethelp/helpforfriendsfamily.shtml
Offers practical suggestions to family members and friends on how to interact with a person experiencing an eating disorder. (See Details)
Exercise, physical appearance and self-esteem in adolescence  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Exercisephysicalappearanceandself-esteem.pdf
Explores some of the links between culture, diet and exercise with an emphasis on adolescents. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Consuming passions: feminist approaches to weight preoccupation and eating disorders
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.
Published: 1993
Set point: what your body is trying to tell you  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Setpointwhatyourbodyistryingtotellyou.pdf
Presents the argument for a genetically determined set point for adult weight, or set point. (See Details)
Published: 1992
Fat!So?: Because you don't have to apologize for your size!  
http://www.fatso.com/index.html
Tackles the last American taboo-fat-with quotes, essays, and true stories. Shows you how to reclaim your body and live healthy at any size. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Body image: young women speak out!  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39661
Reviews "That Body Image: Young Women Speak Out!" a compilation of 600 essays by young women that presents their perspectives and experiences with their own bodies. (See Details)
Published: 1999