Obesity and Body Image
* Obesity, OHPE Bulletin 243.1, January 25, 2002, http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewFeatures.cfm?ISSUE_ID=243&startrow=1
* Promoting Healthy Body Image in Girls and Women, OHPE Bulletin 143.1, February 11, 2000, http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewFeatures.cfm?ISSUE_ID=143&startrow=1
Active Living/Physical Activity
Obesity and Body Image
Nestle, M. and Jacobson, M.F. (Jan/Feb 2000).Public Health Reports, Vol. 115, 12-25.
II Bodies at Risk, Fat Stats and Fostering Fear
III A Culture of Activity Case Study: Ophea's Living School Initiative
-- by Margaret MacNeill, PhD, Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity, Faculty of PE & Health, University of Toronto, [email protected]
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.
Promoting Physical Activity describes how to facilitate behavior change from an individual and a community perspective. Using a social marketing and behavioral science approach to intervention planning, the text provides step-by-step help in addressing a target population's understanding and skills, their social networks, the physical environments in which they live and work, and the policies that most influence their actions. To obtain a copy of this publication, contact
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II A Model of Social Marketing or Health Communications or Both?
III Keys to Success
IV Community Mobilization, Education, and Leadership
V The Challenge of Bilingualism
VI Advice from the Experts
VII The Legacy of ParticipACTION--Was It a Success?
-- by Christa Costas-Bradstreet and Peggy Edwards
Christa Costas-Bradstreet is a physical activity specialist with the City of Hamilton Public Health and Community Services Department and a private consultant in the area of physical activity promotion. From 1991 to 2001 Christa worked for ParticipACTION in a variety of roles including national coordinator of the CrownLife ParticipACTION Challenge and director of health communications.
Peggy Edwards is a health promotion consultant with The Alder Group Inc. (http://www.aldergroup.com). She has worked as a communications executive with Health Canada and as manager of the Fitness Secretariat at the Canadian Public Health Association. Peggy wrote many of ParticipACTION's best known health information materials, including resource kits, booklets, magazine supplements, newspaper articles, and website copy.
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