The Body Project is a group-based prevention program designed to help young women feel better about their bodies, prevent eating disorders, and to help everyone develop healthier views about societal beauty ideals. Body Project groups are designed to be fun and interactive, with role-play activities and opportunities for group members to engage with the material and form meaningful connections with each other.

The Body Project groups here at FLC are part of a larger study, the Peer Body Project, occurring at colleges and universities nationwide and conducted by the Oregon Research Institute.


  1. Define the “appearance” ideal and explore its origin
  2. Examine the costs of pursuing this ideal
  3. Explore ways to resist pressures to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty
  4. Discuss how to challenge personal body-related concerns
  5. Learn new ways to talk more positively about our bodies
  6. Talk about how we can best respond to future pressures to conform to societal standards of beauty

Open to students, staff & faculty

Get training to become a Body Project facilitator and lead group conversations that support young women in developing healthy body image. In a free 2-day training, you'll learn valuable facilitation skills for work in small teams, and put that training to use in our FLC community.

Be a Body Project facilitator