Term Body Image Education
Code RR-5150.5000-100
Definition Programs that raise awareness and educate the community about body image and eating issues while promoting normal eating, active living, self-acceptance, and respect and appreciation for size diversity. "Body image" refers to a person's perception of his or her own physical appearance. People with a poor body image perceive their own body as being unattractive or even repulsive to others while people with a good body image, or positive "body acceptance", either see themselves as attractive to others, or are willing accept their body as it is. Concerns about body image have led to poor self-esteem, reluctance to participate in physical activities, preoccupation with weight and dieting and an increase in the likelihood of developing an eating disorder.
Created 6/15/10
Changed 4/17/12
Use References Eating Disorders Prevention Programs
See Also References BMI/Body Composition Screening (LF-4900.1150)
Dietitian/Nutritionist Referrals (LH-2600.1740)
Eating Disorders Screening (RP-5000.5000-200)
Eating Disorders Treatment (RP-6400.1900)
Healthy Eating Programs (LH-2700.6000-300)
Nutrition Education (LH-2700.6000)
Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion (LH-2700.6450)
Weight Management (LT-9500)
Weight Related Support Groups (PN-8100.0500-900)
External Classification Terms Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Patient Education (NPC E08.08)
Patient & Family Support (NTE E86)
Public Education and Awareness (Health) (UW
Related Concepts After School Programs
Children and Youth
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Body Image”, Halton Region Health Department website, http://www.halton.ca/health/services/mentalhealth/body_image.htm

“Body Image”, From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_image

“Wellness and Health Promotion: Body Image & Eating Disorders Information”, Arizona State University website, http://www.asu.edu/wellness/bodyimage/index.html

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