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Proposed National Strategy On Body Image

On 26 August 2010 by admin

National Advisory Group on Body Image

The Advisory Group was established by the Minister for Youth, the Hon Kate Ellis MP, to provide advice to Government on an approach to address the growing problem of body image dissatisfaction in the general community, particularly among young people.

The National Advisory Group on Body Image recommends that the Australian Government:

  • makes the positive body image checklist available as a resource for schools to adopt.
  • considers the issue of body image in the development of the national curriculum, within the health and physical education curriculum.
  • collaborates with state and territory government and non-government education authorities to encourage schools to address body image, through:
    • the use of short-term school curricula.
    • funding for reputable organisations to deliver body image initiatives within schools.
    • informing teachers of appropriate and best practice opportunities to incorporate body image issues within teaching and learning.

The National Advisory Group on Body Image recommends that the Australian Government:

  • provide appropriate information to parents and carers to assist them in fostering positive body image messages in the home.
  • note the impact of maternity on body image and explore the adequacy of current efforts in this area.

Read more: http://www.youth.gov.au/Documents/Proposed-National-Strategy-on-Body-Image.pdf