Body Image

Body Image and Your Kids

DHHS. 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.


About Body Image

DHHS. 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.


Pregnancy and Body Image

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

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


Your Feelings: Having Body Image Issues

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

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


Your Feelings: Young Women's Thoughts on Body Image

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

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


If Those Dolls Were Real People? - A Lesson Plan

DHHS. 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.


Body Image - Ad Decoder Lesson Plan

DHHS. 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.