Help stop eating disorders! The Body Project is a prevention and early intervention program designed to prevent eating disorders and promote healthy body image among high school-aged girls.
The Body Project is a dissonance-based, body-acceptance intervention designed to help high school girls resist the pressures to conform to the "appearance ideal" and reduce their desires to change their body. Research on the Body Project shows that it improves body image and prevents the use of disordered eating behaviors among high school girls. Students meet in small groups of 6-10 for 1-hour once a week for 4 weeks with a trained Body Project facilitator while going through the program.
At least 9% of the US population will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. That's 28.8 million Americans suffering with an eating disorder at some point in their lives! Not only that, but 50% of teenage girls report using unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as skipping meals, purging, taking laxatives, using diet pills, overexercising, or smoking cigarettes to suppress appetite.
When & Where?
We are able to come to your school during or after school hours. In the past, schools have typically hosted the program during health class periods, but we are able to accommodate students and teachers based on their needs and preferences. We are able to do this in-person or online depending on student and teacher preference. We have approximately 15 trained facilitators in the area giving us the ability to provide the program to classes of upwards of 150 students.
Contact the University of Louisville EAT Lab by emailing the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org!