The facilitation curriculum used by The UChicago Body Project is designed to help students resist sociocultural pressures to be thin and maintain a positive body image, and is used on university campuses throughout North America. The program emphasizes creating and reaffirming positive and healthy personal body image through a variety of structured verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which the students critique the thin ideal, and discuss their personal experiences with body image. Randomized trials have found that the Body Project reduces thin-ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting, and eating disorder symptoms. More information on the program’s effectiveness can be found here.
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