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Resource Materials

These leading-edge resources promote healthy living attitudes and behavior based on eating well, living actively and
feeling good about yourself and others.

Health and Wellness Physical activity, sports
Nutrition and healthy eating Eating problems and eating disorders
Body Image, self-esteem Media literacy
Size acceptance Quackery and fraud
Programs, curricula, training  
Nutrition and healthy eating Physical activity, sports
Body Image, self-esteem Health and Wellness
Books, videos, resources Magazines, publications

*Outstanding resources


Groups and associations

Health and Wellness

Assoc for Size Diversity and Health http://www.love-your-body.org/asdah/main.html

Center for Weight and Health. University of California Berkeley www.cnr.berkeley.edu/cwh/

*Healthy Weight Network. Resources, information and research on weight and eating issues.  www.healthyweight.net

*Hugs International. Information on nondiet approach to health and wellness for both health professionals and lay public. www.hugs.com

*Iowa Health Dept., Prevention of child obesity www.idph.state.ia.us/common/pdf/wic/obesity.pdf

Kidpower, Self-Defense   www.kidpower.org

*Michigan Schools: Promoting Healthy Weight www.emc.cmich.edu/pdfs/Healthy Weight.pdf

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance www.naafa.org

National Association of State Boards of Education.   Sample School Policies www.nasbe.org/HealthySchools/physical_activity.html

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn.     www.nasbe.org/HealthySchools/healthy_eating.html

National Safe Kids Campaign    www.safekids.org

For kids. Information for school nurses, counselors, teachers, coaches, administrators. (800-994-8662) www.4woman.gov

Teen Health . Articles for teenagers on keeping fit and a healthy, body, mind and soul. www.teenshealth.org

*WIN The Rockies (Wellness in the Rockies). Wyoming, Montana and Idaho intervention in healthy diet-free living. www.uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/WinTheRockies/

*WIN Wyoming (Wellness in Wyoming). Educating for respect of body-size diversity and enjoying the benefits of active living, pleasurable and healthful eating, and positive self-image.    www.uwyo.edu/winwyoming


Nutrition and healthy eating

5 a Day for Better Health   www.5aday.com

American School Food Service Assoc.   www.asfsa.org/childnutrition

Center for Weight and Health U.C. Berkeley   www.cnr.berkeley.edu/cwh

*Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , stress-free feeding   www.choa.org

Dietitians of Canada    www.dietitians.ca

Food Play    www.foodplay.com

International Food Information Council (IFIC)   www.ific.org

National Cattlemen's Beef Association www.beef.org/groups/ncba/; www.beefnutrition.org

National Dairy Council   www.nationaldairycouncil.org

National Network for Childcare Nutrition    www.exnet.iastate.edu

*Oregon Dairy Council    www.oregondairycouncil.org

Partners in Nutrition. Lists services by dietitians using a health-centered approach to nutrition counseling. www.partnersinnutrition.com

Wheat Foods Council www.wheatfoods.org


Physical activity, sports

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. National Association for Girls & Women in Sport. 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091
    (800-213-7193). www.aahperd.org

American Hiking Society   www.AmericanHiking.org

CANFit. California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program.   www.canfit.org

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity    www.caaws.ca

Just walk it. Australian walking program   www.justwalkit.com.au

Walking the way to Health. United Kingdom   www.whi.org.uk

League of American Bicyclists   www.bikeleague.org/educenter/bikemonth.htm

Melpomene: Institute for Women’s Health Research. Fitness for women and girls. St. Paul  NM 55104 (612-642-1951)    www.melpomene.org

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association   www.ophea.org

Partnership for a Walkable America     www.nsc.org/walkable.htm

Promotion Plus: Girls and Women in Physical Activity and Sport     www.promotionplus.org

Rails to Trails    www.railtrails.org

Skipping www.iskip.com

Women’s Sports Foundation www.womenssportsfoundation.org


Body image, self-esteem

*Body Positive   www.bodypositive.com     www.thebodypositive.org

*Dads and Daughters. Strengthens father-daughter relationships, and battles cultural  messages that devalue women and girls. www.dadsanddaughters.org

Girl Zone   www.girlzone.com

Girls, Inc.   www.girlsinc.org

Elam, Peggy: www.pearlsongpress.com/

Nourishing Connections, Karin Kratina www.nourishingconnections.com/ending_the_struggle.htm

Smart Girl. Writings by teenage girls who visit the site.   www.smartgirl.com


Eating problems and eating disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders   www.acadedis.org

After the Diet   www.afterthediet.com

ANAD. Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, PO Box 7, Highland
    Park, IL 60035 (847-831-3438) www.anad.org

Eating Disorders and Men    www.eatingdis.com/men.htm

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center   www.edreferral.com

Harvard Eating Disorders Center   www.hedc.com

Mirror Mirror    www.mirror-mirror.org

*National Eating Disorder Information Centre (Canada). www.nedic.ca

*National Eating Disorders Association (US). Resources, information on treatment and prevention. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Eating Disorders Screening Program    www.nmisp.org

Recovery from Eating Disorders   www.SoberRecovery.com

Renfrew center http://www.renfrewcenter.com/

Shuman, Ellen, coaching: http://www.aweighout.com/

Something Fishy. Information on eating disorders   www.something-fishy.org

Size acceptance

* Amplestuff (catalog of resources)   www.amplestuff.com

BBW (Big Beautiful Woman)    www.bbwmagazine.com

*Council on Size and Weight Discrimination. Consumer advocate. Box 305, Mt. Marion NY  12456 (914-679-1209). www.cswd.org

Largely Positive, Carol Johnson: http://www.largelypositive.com

Bliss, Kelly, plus sizes: http://www.plussizeyellowpages.com/

Largesse, the Network for Size Esteem    www.eskimo.com/~largesse

*National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) . Dedicated to human rights and improving quality of life, since 1969. Kid's Project. www.naafa.org ; www.naafa.org/kids.html

* Radiance Magazine Online    www.radiancemagazine.com

Resource packet of size acceptance materials http://nature.berkeley.edu/departments/nut/oldsite/extension/resource_packet.html

Size Wise. Size-friendly resources and information.   www.sizewise.com


Media literacy

About Face. Media literacy organization focused on the impact mass media has on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of women and girls, and engendering positive body-esteem. www.about-face.org

Center for Media Literacy (1-800-226-9494) www.medialit.org

GO GIRLS! (Giving Our Girls Inspiration & Resources for Lasting Self-Esteem),  
    12-week media literacy curriculum. Focuses on enhancing self-esteem and training to
    empower savvy media advocates who can impact current media messages related to body image. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Just Think Foundation. Information for students, educators and the entertainment industry on promoting media literacy. www.justthink.org

Kids Talk TV: Inside out. Office of Communication, United Church of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio.

Living in the Image Culture: An introductory primer for media literacy education, by Francis Davis. AdSmarts: A media literacy curriculum. Center for Media and Values, Los Angeles, CA.

Media Awareness Network (Health Canada);  www.media-awareness.ca

Media Education Foundation,  www.igc.org/mef

Media Mayhem: More than make believe; Kids look at movies, television, music and
    video games. NEWIST/CESA, Green Bay, Wisc.

*Media Watch, Canada - 3 kits (age 4-12), videos, pro-active approach to counter media
    sexism and violence,  www.mediawatch.ca

Media Watch. Information, newsletter. Grade 7 and up. PO Box 618, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 (408-423-6355),  www.mediawatch.org

Mind on The Media ,  www.mindonthemedia.org

Public Broadcasting ,  www.pbs.org/mix/imgguide.html

Slim Hopes. Jean Kilbourne. Video on how female bodies are depicted in advertising.

Programs, curricula, training

A New You: Health for Every Body program. One of the best and earliest community programs, developed by Missouri Cooperative Extension and extended by WIN Wyoming and WIN the Rockies, at both sites:



Action for Healthy Kids Initiative  www.actionforhealthykids.org

*A 5-Day Lesson Plan on Eating Disorders, Levine, Michael and Laura Hill. (grades 7-12).  www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Best Start: A Guide for Program Planners. Planning body image programs. www.opc.on.ca/beststart/bodyimg/httoc.html

*Body Talk: Teens Talk About Their Bodies, Eating Disorders, and Activism.  28 minute video, facilitator guide. Teen girls and boys on how they accept themselves and reject pressures to be thin. Body Talk2 : It’s a New Language, video (age 8-12). Body Positive, Connie Sobczak, Exec. Director, 2417 Prospect St., #A, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510-841-9389). www.thebodypositive.org

Body Wise packets for schools: http://www.4woman.gov/pub/bodywise.htm

Bullying Prevention Program  www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/model/programs/BPP.html

Canadian Health Network  www.canadian-health-network.ca

Celebrate Healthy Eating. Nutrition education packet for preschool children from Penn State Nutrition Center, Dannon Institute, and Scholastic Early Childhood Today. Teacher guide, activities, posters, two parent newsletters, colorbook. Call (914-332-1092) or email dannon.institute@dannon.com

Children and Weight: What health professionals can do about it. In-service training kit for health professionals, 5 lesson plans, activities, overheads, handouts, videotape. ANR Publications, University of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608 (800-994-8849). website: http://danrcs.ucdavis.edu

Eating Concerns Support Group Curriculum. Thomas J. Shiltz. grades 7 - 12.

*Ellyn Satter, training programs for leaders: http://www.ellynsatter.com/$spindb.query.memo.kelcyview.8.8

*Feeding with Love and Good Sense. Ellyn Satter’s Vision training workshops for leaders. Includes resources, videos, training manual with reproducible teaching materials. Ellyn Satter Associates, 4226 Mandan Crescent, Madison, WI 53711 (800-808-7976) www.ellynsatter.com

Food Play. This is Your Life! Video, theater show, teachers’ activity guidebook for health education that includes nutrition, fitness, body image, media literacy. FoodPlay, 221 Pine St., Northampton, MA 01062 (800-FOODPLAY), www.foodplay.com

Girl Power! National public education campaign for girls age 9-14. Department Health and Human Services.  www.girlpower.gov

Girls in the 90s. Sandra Susan Friedman. Eating disorders preventive program for pre- and early-adolescent girls. Open-ended groups, 10-12 weeks. Salal Books, Box 309, 101-1184 Denman St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6G 2M9 (604-689-8399).

Green Mountain programs, Marsha Hudnall http://www.fitwoman.com/fitbriefings/healthateverysize.shtml

Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children. Developed by the Weight Realities Division, Society for Nutrition Education (SNE), to assist planning groups concerned with obesity prevention. Available in English and Spanish.  www.sne.orgwww.healthyweight.net

Guidelines for School and Community Programs in physical activity    

Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too! Kathy Kater.
 Curriculum for grades 4-6. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids   www.wellpoint.com

HUGS programs with follow-up support, Linda Omichinski: http://www.hugs.com/

*It’s All About You: Make healthy choices that fit your lifestyle so you can do the
things you want to do. 28-minute video, Leaders guide, handouts, masters, owners manual. Dietary Guidelines Alliance, 233 N Michigan Ave., #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Kater, Kathy. Body image, school programs: http://www.bodyimagehealth.org/model.html

Kid’s Project. Packet of size acceptance materials. Kids Come in all Sizes workshops. Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Miriam Berg, P.O. Box 305, Mt. Marion, NY 12456 (914-679-1209; fax 914-679-1206).

Kids Module — Parents and Children Sharing Food Tasks by Rita Mitchell. Leaders guide, videotape, handouts for parents. $60 each packet. Rita Mitchell, 209 Morgan Hall, U of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510-642-3080).

Maine teacher handouts: http://www.maine-nutrition.org/MN/TeacherHandouts/HAES20for20Kids.pdf

*Mission Nutrition. (based on Health Canada’s Vitality). Health curricula for grades 6 through 8, available online.  www.missionnutrition.ca

*National Eating Disorders Association programs.Healthy Body Image — Teaching
Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too, Kater (grades 4-6). 5-Day Lesson Plan on    Eating Disorders, Levine, Hill (grades 7-12). GO GIRLS! (Giving Our Girls Inspiration & Resources for Lasting Self Esteem) 12 week media literacy program. Thomas J. Shiltz. 12-session curriculum, supplements, handouts (grades 7 – 12). NEDA materials include training workshops, resources, information, activist programs, puppet show. Also sponsor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week,. 603 Stewart St., #803, Seattle, WA 98101 (800-931-2237) www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

*National Eating Disorders Screening Program. Schools, community screening. One Washington St Ste 304, Wellesley Hills  MA  02481 (781-239-0071) info@nmisp.org

Pyramid Explorer: Nutrition Adventures CD-ROM, grades 5-9; Pyramid Plus: Guide to Food Choices for Better Health, for teens and young adults. Oregon Dairy Council. www.oregondairycouncil.org

Ready Set Go, Ontario Physical Health Educator’s Association    www.readysetgo.org

*SPARK Active Recreation. For leaders of youth ages 5-14. Also four books for school PE programs K through 6. Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids.   www.foundation.sdsu.edu/projects/spark/index.html

*Teens & Diets — No Weigh: Building the road to healthier living, by Linda Omichinski. A Lifestyle Approach to Health & Fitness, by Linda Omichinski and Kathleen Harrison. Self-study, accredited, continuing education course for health and fitness professionals. Home Study Course: Weight Management for Teens: Non-diet approach to health and fitness for adolescents. Prevention programs, leader training. HUGS International, Box 102A, RR3, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada R1N 3A3 (800-565-4847) www.hugs.com


Quackery and fraud

* National Council Against Health Fraud   www.ncahf.org

* Quackwatch    www.quackwatch.com

Gateways to U.S.
health information

These federal agencies provide a wealth of sound, scientific information, and links to other credible sources. (A word of caution: Some federal agencies continue to make claims of obesity risks and safety and effectiveness of weight loss interventions that are unsupported by research.)

Nutrition and healthy eating

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion   www.cnpp.usda.gov

Eat Smart. Play Hard   www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhard

FDA Food supplements   www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/ds-savvy.html

*Food and Nutrition Information Center    www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

Food Composition Data   www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/

Nutrition information gateway   www.nutrition.gov

School meals   www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch.htm

*Team Nutrition   www.fns.usda.gov/tn

Physical activity, sports

Active Community Environments Initiative   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/aces.htm

Active older adults   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/press/archive/blueprint.htm

Guide for Community Action   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/pahand.htm

Guidelines for Programs   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/guidelines/physact.htm

Hearts N' Parks   www.nhlbi.nih.gov

*KidsWalk-to-School   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk.htm

*President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports   www.fitness.gov

Surgeon General Report   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/sgr.htm

*VERB   www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign; www.verbnow.com


Body Image, self-esteem

* Body Wise   www.4woman.gov/BodyImage/bodywise

*For Girls   http://4girls.gov

Girl Power!   www.girlpower.gov


Health and Wellness

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention    www.cdc.gov

Federal Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention     www.parentingresources.ncjrs.org

Healthfinder    www.healthfinder.gov/

*MedlinePlus   www.medlineplus.gov

*National Agricultural Library    www.nalusda.gov

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)   www.cdc.gov/nchswww

National Library of Medicine   http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/cmd

Obesity, CDC   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/index.htm

Obesity, Surgeon General   www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity

Obesity, Maternal and Child Health   www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_obesity.html

Minority Health Resource Center    www.omhrc.gov

Research Briefs, USDA    www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/usda/fnrb

School Health Index   www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/SHI/index.htm

USDA Home Page    www.usda.gov

Women’s Health Initiative    www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/whil

*Women's Health Information Center , HHS   www.4woman.org

Weight-control Information Network (WIN)    www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/win.htm


Books, videos and publications

A New Look at Adolescent Girls: Strengths and Stresses. American Psychological Association, 750 1st st., NE, Washington DC 20002 (202-336-6031) bfreeman@apa.org

Adios, Barbie: Young women write about body image and identity (1998). Ophira Edut (edit.). Seal Press, Seattle www.sealpress.com.

All Kids are Our Kids. Peter Benson. Search Institute, 40 developmental assets kids need. What communities must do to raise healthy, successful, caring kids. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publ.

Am I Fat? Helping Your Children Accept Differences in Body Size. Joanne Ikeda, Priscilla Naworski (1992). Santa Cruz, California: ETR Associates.

Amplestuff. Catalog for large size equipment, other. PO Box 116, Bearsville, NY 12409
(914-679-3316) www.amplestuff.com

* Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health. (2002). Glenn Gaesser. Complete reference for scientific data supporting the concept that fitness is more important than fatness. Gurze Books www.gurze.com

*Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks.Thomas F Cash.    Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications.

*Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies. Margo Maine. Gurze Books. www.gurze.com

A Book about Girls, Their Bodies, and Themselves. Cordes, Helen. (2000). Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company.

Bountiful Women. Bertell, Bonnie. (2000).  Wildcat Canyon Press.

Breaking Size Prejudice. Promotes respect and size acceptance; 20-minute video developed by youth, includes skits, teacher’s packet, activities, grade 6-9.

Building Blocks for Children’s Body Image. Marius Griffin. >From the Body Image Task Force, PO Box 360196, Melbourne, FL 32936?0196. http://home.earthlink.net/~dawn_atkins/children.htm

*Can't Buy my Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel (1999). Jean Kilbourne. New York: Touchstone.

* Child of Mine - Feeding with Love and Good Sense. Ellyn Satter. 2000. Palo Alto, California: Bull Publishing, Box 208, Palo Alto, CA 94302 (800-676-2855).

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in America: What’s a Parent To Do? Betty Holmes. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension publication #B?1066. (307?766?2115). Reprints online www.uwyo.edu/ag/ces/PUBS/b1066.pdf

* Children and Teens Afraid to Eat: Helping Youth in Today’s Weight-Obsessed World (2001, 1997). Frances M Berg. A new approach to dealing with weight and eating in healthier ways. Healthy Weight Network, 402 South 14th St., Hettinger, ND 58639. www.healthyweight.net

Children and Weight. University of California Cooperative Extension Resources. If My Child is Too Fat, What should I do about it? Booklet for parents. Children and Weight: What’s a parent to do? and Food Choices for Good Health. Low-literacy booklets for parents. Am I Fat? Helping Young Children Accept Differences in Body Size, age 10 and under. ANR Publications, University of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608 (800-994-8849), website: http://danrcs.ucdavis.edu

Creating Health Behavior Change: How to Develop Community-wide Programs for Youth. Cheryl L Perry. Gives a 10-step process in developing effective health behavior programs for children and teens, $32.95. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Sage Publications. www.sagepub.com

Eating Disorders and Men. Ira M Sacker.  www.eatingdis.com/men.htm

*Eating Well, Living Well: When You Can’t Diet Anymore (2000). Glenn Gaesser, Karen Kratina. Wheat Foods Council. 10841 S. Parker Rd, Suite 105, Parker, CO 80134. http://www.wheatfoods.org

Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance.Thompson, J. Kevin; Heinberg, Leslie J.; Altabe, Madeline; and Tantleff-Dunn, Stacey. (1999.) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Fat! So? Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size. Wann, Marilyn. (1998). Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press.

Food Fight: A Guide to eating disorders for preteens and their parents. Janet Bode. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks.

Girl Power in the Mirror: a Book about Girls, Their Bodies, and Themselves. Helen Cordes. (2000). Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company.

Good News for Big Kids. Pamphlet. National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.
NAAFA, PO Box 188620, Sacramento, CA 95818 (1-800-442-1214; 916-558-6880; fax 916-558-6881).

*Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women. Pat Lyons, Debby Burgard.
(2000, 1988).  www.iuniverse.com

Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter (1996). Barbara MacKoff. Dell Publishing.

* Gurze Books. Catalog, specializes in eating disorder books. Gurze Books, PO Box 2238, Carlsbad, CA 92018 (800-756-7533) www.gurze.com; www.bulimia.com

How did this happen? A practical guide to understanding eating disorders. Coaches, teachers, parents. Institute for Research and Education HealthSystem, Minnesota, 1999.

*How to Get Your Kids to Eat…But Not Too Much - From Birth to Adolescence. E llyn Satter. 1987. Palo Alto, California: Bull Publishing, Box 208, Palo Alto, CA 94302 (800-676-2855).

If My Child is Overweight, What Should I Do About It? Joanne Ikeda. 1990. 20-page
booklet. Publication # 21455, Cooperative Extension Service, ANR Communications, U of California, 800.994.8849 http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu (click on Nutrition & Eating).

Interpreting Weight: The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness (1999). Jeffery Sobal, Donna Maurer. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America. W. Charisse Goodman. Publication date: 1995 by Gurze Designs & Books: Carlsbad, CA. 

Journeys to Self-Acceptance: Fat Women Speak. Wiley, Carol. (1998). The Crossing

* Largely PositiveNewsletter, book and groups. Carol Johnson. PO Box 17223, Glendale  WI 53217 (414-299-9295) positive@execpc.com

Like Mother, Like Daughter: How (girls and) women are influenced by their mother’s  relationship with food and how to break the pattern. Debra Waterhouse. New York: Hyperion Publications.

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters. Joan Ryan. New York: Warner Books.

Living in a Healthy Body. 15-page pamphlet in consumer friendly language promoting lifestyle change rather than weight loss. Good teaching tool. 1995 by Krames Communications: 1-800-333-3032.

Making Weight: Healing Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape & Appearance.
Arnold Andersen, Leigh Cohn, Thomas Holbrook. Issues for boys and men. Gurze Books (800-756-7533) www.gurze.com

*Moving Away from Diets: New Ways to Heal Eating Problems & Exercise Resistance. Karin Kratina, Nancy King, Dayle Hayes. 2003, 1996. Helm Publishing, Texas (817-497-3558).

No Body’s Perfect, and No Body’s Perfect Journal, by Kimberly Kirberger, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. 2003 by Scholastic.

*Nothing to Lose - Sane Living in a Larger Body (1995). Cheri Erdman. Also Live Large!: Ideas, Affirmations & Actions for Sane Living in a Larger Body (1996).
Harper Collins. Available from Amplestuff: (914-679-3316).

*Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. Ellyn Satter. 1999. Kelcy Press, E. Satter Associates, 4226 Mandan Crescent, Madison, WI 53711 (800-808-7976)

*Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes; How to Be Happy and Healthy at Your Natural Weight. Carol Johnson. (2001, 1996). Encourages people above average size to accept
themselves and focus on health and well-being rather than weight loss. Gurze Books

Setting The Record Straight. Book and kit on fad diets.   www.wheatfoods.org/.

Size Wise:A Catalog of More Than 1000 Resources for Living with Confidence and
Comfort at Any Size. Resources of all kinds for persons of size, some youth materials. Judy Sullivan. Avon Books, 1350 Ave. of Americas, New York, NY 10019.

*Staying Off the Diet Roller Coaster (2000). Linda Omichinski. Strong support for your diet-free lifestyle. HUGS International (1-800-565-4847)   www.hugs.com

Studies in Eating Disorders - An International Series: The Prevention of Eating Disorders. Walter Vandereycken, Greta Noordenbos. (1998). London: The Athlone Press.

Ten Steps for Parents (2002). Team Nutrition, USDA. 2-page pamphlet includes Food Guide Pyramid and a physical activity pyramid. English, Spanish. Free to schools and parents. May be downloaded at www.fns.usda.gov/tn (click on Resources).

Tipping the Scales of Justice: Fighting Weight-Based Discrimination. Sondra Solovay,
    JD, an attorney fighting discrimination based on size. 2000 by Prometheus Books.

*Underage and Overweight: Our Childhood Obesity Crisis -- What Every Family Needs to Know. Frances M. Berg, 2005, 2004. Hatherleigh Press, NY. www.healthyweight.net ;   www.Amazon.com

Vitality Leader’s Kit. Canadian health centered materials that focus on a fundamental shift to health at any size, and prevention of weight and eating problems. Health Services and Promotion, Health and Welfare Canada, 4th Floor, Jeanne Mance Bldg., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1B4 (613-957-8331; fax 613-941-2399).

Wake Up, I’m Fat! Manheim, Camryn. (1999). New York: Broadway Books.

*Weight Issues: Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems (1999) Jeffery Sobal, Donna Maurer. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence. Sandra Susan Friedman. (2000). Buffalo, New York; Firefly Books www.salal.com.

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. Jane Hirschmann and Carol Munter. 1997 Fawcett Books.

*Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today’s Weight-Obsessed World (2001,
2000). Frances M Berg. Practical guidelines for healthy change in weight and eating issues. Healthy Weight Network: Hettinger, ND.  www.healthyweight.net

*Worth Your Weight: What You Can Do About a Weight Problem. Barbara Altman Bruno. 1996. Clinical social worker and psychotherapist encourages large people to take
themselves seriously, as worthy and deserving. Rutledge Books.

*You Count, Calories Don’t (1996). Linda Omichinski. Healthy living as a journey of
self-discovery. HUGS International (1-800-565-4847)   www.hugs.com

*Your Dieting Daughter: Is she dying for attention? Carolyn Costin. 1997, Brunner/Mazel Publ., NY.


Magazines, publications

After the Diet Newsletter. A Better Way Health Consulting. PO Box 11985, Glendale, AZ
   85318-1985 (623-486-0737) www.afterthediet.com

BBW (Big Beautiful Woman ). No longer in print. Includes materials for youth.  www.bbwmagazine.com. Girls’ Life. 4517 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21214 (410-254-9200)

*Healthy Weight Journal: Research, news and commentary across the weight spectrum. Published for three years, from 2004 through 2006, as Health at Every Size, with editors Wayne Miller and Jon Robison, by Gurze books. Downloads available free. http://www.gurze.com/client/client_pages/newsletterhes.cfm
New Moon: Magazine for girls and their dreams. Also, New Moon Network (for Adults Who Care About Girls. Nurturing the development of strong, confident girls. For girls 8 to 12. Box 3587, Duluth, MN 55803 (1-800-381-4743). www.newmoon.com

Radiance Magazine Online. Kids’ site for parents, teachers, counselors, health professionals and kids. www.radiancemagazine.com


Links to Health at Any Size/
Health at Every Size materials

A New You: Health for Every Body program. One of the best and earliest community programs, developed by Missouri Cooperative Extension and extended by WIN Wyoming and WIN the Rockies, at both sites: http://crhreweb.uwyo.edu/WinTheRockies/ANewYou.asp

Ellyn Satter, training programs for leaders: http://www.ellynsatter.com/$spindb.query.memo.kelcyview.8.8

Linda Omichinski, HUGS programs with follow-up support: http://www.hugs.com/

Kathy Kater, school programs: http://www.bodyimagehealth.org/model.html

Maine teacher handouts: http://www.maine-nutrition.org/MN/TeacherHandouts/HAES20for20Kids.pdf

Body Wise packets for schools: http://www.4woman.gov/pub/bodywise.htm

Deb Burgard: http://www.bodypositive.com/

Karin Kratina: http://www.nourishingconnections.com/ending_the_struggle.htm

Society for Nutrition Education, Weight Realities resources: http://www.sne.org/

Peggy Elam: http://www.healthateverysize.info/

Marsha Hudnall, Green Mountain programs: http://www.fitwoman.com/fitbriefings/healthateverysize.shtml

Health at Every Size journal : http://www.gurze.com/client/client_pages/newsletterhes.cfm

Assoc. for Size Diversity and Health: http://www.love-your-body.org/asdah/info.html

Missouri Extension programs/ support of Bacon HAES study: http://extension.missouri.edu/stcharles/celebratenl/pdf/2005/July2005.pdf

How to use HAES: http://www.nepdpg.org/761.cfm

Health professionals using HAES: http://www.partnersinnutrition.com/page/page/1095249.htm

Jon Robison: www.jonrobison.net/size.html

Academy for Eating Disorders, Special HAES Interest Group: http://www.aedweb.org/sigs/health.cfm

National Eating Disorders Assoc: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=337

Managed Care article: http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/0412/0412.obesity_continued.html



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