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Body Image

Messaging Considerations

  • Focus on appreciation towards all of things our body does for us, such as allowing us to move, breathe, live and laugh.
  • Advise residents to see themselves as a whole person, and not only focus on their outward appearance.
  • Avoid placing shame, blame, or guilt on anyone regarding their actions or attitudes surrounding body image and eating habits. Instead, express your care for them and provide continued support.
  • Avoid messages that reinforce stigma around weight, shape or size.


  • Direct residents to the Love Your Body program, an initiative focusing on healthy, positive care and views of one’s body and UT Body Project, a program that empowers female-identifying students to create and affirm positive body image.
  • If a resident expresses concerns related to food and/or weight, direct them to CMHC’s Mindful Eating Program.
    • Request a presentation for your floor from the Mindful Eating Program about disordered eating, body image and food related topics.
  • Help residents brainstorm ways they can show their body that they appreciate it, such as taking a relaxing shower, stretching or spending time outside.


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University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.


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