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Children 0 -12

From "Fat Nation" to Healthy Active Cultures


I Introduction

II Bodies at Risk, Fat Stats and Fostering Fear

III A Culture of Activity Case Study: Ophea's Living School Initiative

IV Conclusion

V References

-- by Margaret MacNeill, PhD, Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity, Faculty of PE & Health, University of Toronto,

Margaret MacNeill, is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. She is also cross appointed to Public Health Sciences where she teaches health communication. Her current research interests include youth understandings of fitness and health, active media literacy, and media productions of obesity narratives and health scares.


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