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A Girl’s Guide to Taking Care of Her Body

Many teens feel adolescence is a never-ending roller coaster ride of conflicting emotions – happy, sad, mad, manic. One way to slow the out-of-control feeling is to focus on loving yourself, becoming comfortable with your body, and learning how to be healthy and fit. Cultivating a positive self-image, eating nutritious foods, and avoiding toxic substances like drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are key ways to develop inner and outer beauty for a lifetime.

Body Image

  • Adolescent Body Image – Important information about body image issues.
  • Body Image Fact Sheet – Tips on how to improve self esteem and body image.

Eating Right

  • Decoding Food Labels – Learn how to decode and understand food label information.
  • Healthy Bones – Keep bones strong and avoid risks of fractures.
  • New Food Guide Pyramid – Applying new nutrition guidelines to today’s young women.
  • Successful Weight Management – Important facts and tips to help teens avoid fad diets.
  • Teen Vitamin Guidelines – How to read and use daily values on food labels.
  • Young Women Serving Sizes – Simple guide to serving sizes.

Feeling Fit

  • Active at any Size – Fun ways to become more active and fit.
  • Kids and Exercise – Tips for fun ways to exercise as a family.
  • Sports and Fitness – Explains why fitness matters and how to choose a sport.
  • Physical Activity – Seven easy ways to move and exercise more.

Facts About Food, Eating, and Weight Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa – Definition, list of risk factors, and treatment suggestions.
  • Binge Eating Disorder – Learn to identify the signs.
  • Bulimia Nervosa – Signs, symptoms, and treatment for bulimia nervosa.
  • Eating, Food, and Weight Disorder Statistics – Vital statistics on the affected population.
  • Get Help – List of places offering help with eating, food, or weight disorders.
  • Rare Eating Disorders – List of lesser known eating and food disorders.
  • Treat Eating Disorders – Simple guide to eating disorder treatments.
  • Overeating – Online help for overeating disorders.

Additional Resources

  • Peer Pressure – Learn how to handle and resist peer pressure.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – Causes, symptoms, and treatments to alleviate PMS.
  • Teens and Alcohol – Lists the dangers of alcohol use.

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