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Youth Action as a Tool for Youth Health Promotion


A. Introduction

B. Youth Action and the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

i. Develop Personal Skills

ii. Create Supportive Environments

iii. Strengthen Community Action

iv. Build Healthy Public Policy

C. Summary

D. References

Charlotte Lombardo is a health promotion student at the University of Toronto. She is the co-leader of TeenNet's Youth Action initiative, in which youth are given disposable cameras to document the strengths and weaknesses of their community, and identify strategies for action, using the Photovoice methodology. Since 1995 TeenNet has been researching how to use innovative tools to engage youth in health promotion.

Photovoice will be the topic of an upcoming OHPE bulletin

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)


CW 1-211, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

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.


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