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Body Image Web Resources

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Body Image

All resources listed here have been reviewed as meeting recommended practice guidelines and are listed in either  the Alberta Health Services Comprehensive School Health Listing and the Central Zone Health Resource List Addendum for Teachers, or have been recommended as a credible resource and reviewed. This is the  tool that we use for approval of resources - 2014 Criteria for Website Approval CZ School Health Wiki.docx (new).docx


 About Face 

Information and resources to address media literacy and related body image issues- educate yourself section

Body Sense

Promoting Positive Body Image in Sport - This excellent website covers prevention and early intervention for eating disorders. Lots of great practical information

Body Typed Film Project

A series of award-winning short films that use humor to raise serious questions about media and physical perfection.

Healthy Buddies

Elementary school program promoting healthy eating, active living and positive mental health. Note: there is a charge for this program. Downloads

Girls Inc

Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming.At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Downloadable research based resources for girls (Girls Inc Online), mentors, and parents are available through the site


Liking the Me I See in the Mirror – Program

A manual on body image which contains lesson plans for K - Grade 9, complements both physical and health education curriculum with interactive student activities, handouts, and a parent manual. Resources target helping individuals to improve their body image. Alberta Education approved.


Please contact Corinne Hansen for this resource


Real Beauty: Self Esteem resources 

Website and Print Resources

The Dove Self-Esteem program for girls consists of lessons & activity sheets on the topics of exploring media imagery & self esteem building. Order free booklets online, download workshop guides, one on one resources, online activities, and view the Evolution video


National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) online community that provides a safe and supportive environment where teens can connect with each other and take action for change

 Media Smarts

There's significant evidence that media education can counter unrealistic media representations of men’s and women's bodies. The team at MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.The information on this site cover media portrayals of men and women (film, tv, video, music)  how toys contribute to self image, and photo manipulation.


The Student Body: Promoting Health at Any Size 


Disordered Eating Prevention Curriculum for Grades 4, 5, and 6. This Website offers resources such as: lesson plans, activities & worksheets on the following topics: 

  • Media and Peer Pressure
  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Living
  • Teasing
  • Adult Role Models
  • School Climate

The Student Body -  Grade 4 to 6 Body Image Lesson Plans 


Teach Body Image

Teach Body Image aims to promote a healthy body image by providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to encourage and support students in making healthy positive life choices. The body-positive website was created by two researchers and a small team of committed individuals dedicated to knowledge mobilization of health research about body image to the public sector, including teachers, parents and policy makers from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. 


Teaching Body Image -  Kindergarten to Grade 3 Lesson Plans

Teaching Body Image - Grade 4 to Grade 6 Lesson Plans 
Teaching Body Image - Grade 7 to Grade 9 Lesson Plans 
Body Image Boosters - Kindergarten to Grade 3  Body Image Boosters - Grade 4 to Grade 6
Body Image Boosters - grade 7 to Grade 9




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