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Promoting Healthy Body Image in Girls and Women


OHPE Bulletin #143.1 February 11, 2000

A. Introduction

B. The Problem

a. Our Insidious Culture

b. Ideal vs. Reality

c. How Girls and Women React and the Consequences

C. The Solutions

a. What Can We Do?

b. How Do We Implement These Changes?

D. Summary

This article was prepared by Karin Davis, who is the Administrative

Coordinator with OPC and also does consulting work in the area of food and weight preoccupation.

Ontario Lung Association


573 King Street East, Suite 20,Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4L3,

(416) 864-9911 Fax (416) 864-9916, 1-800-972-2636
 See their Smoking and Chronic Lung Disease section. Also note that they are revising their school based prevention program called "Lungs are for Life" described in


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