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Body Image

HHS. Office on Women's Health

Learn the difference between positive and negative body image and find strategies to love what you see in the mirror.

HHS. Office on Women's Health. National Women's Health Information Center

Read about different ways you can deal with body image issues.

HHS. Office on Women's Health

Learn how parents' body image and eating can affect their children. Discover how to promote a healthy body image in children.

HHS. Office on Women's Health. National Women's Health Information Center

Hear young women talk about their thoughts on body image. Watch them speak their minds in movie clips, or read what they say.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn how to make healthy choices with games, quizzes, and other interactive features that cover topics such as food, nutrition, physical activity, and safety.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Students take measurements of a favorite category of children's toys action figures and fashion dolls. They'll use ratios to chart what those action figures and fashion dolls would look like if they were the height of an average U.S. man or woman. They will then discuss what effect they think toys like these might have on a young child's perspective of what is normal, and how this may affect mental and physical health.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Students take a quick oral quiz on television, advertising, and body image. Then they use an "Ad Decoder" (critical questions) to examine advertisements that are aimed at them. They also discuss how messages about body image can affect health.

HHS. Office on Women's Health

Welcome your pregnant body and overcome body image concerns with these ideas.