The Body Project

The UNH Body Project - Change your mind, not your body. A group for all UNH students that uses discussion & activities to challenge  social pressures & media messages around body image.


What UNH Students Say about The Body Project...

  • "This group was fun and supportive. It gave me a safe place to talk about issues that I just couldn't talk about with my friends."
  • "I have started feeling better about the way I's a work in progress but this group gave me the tools to start."
  • “So much fun—I benefited from the body project so much.  I think it should be a full time course—it is so amazing, the people in it are awesome.”

Next UNH Body Project Starts February 2016

  • Friday, February 26th and meets for 6 weeks ending on Friday, April 8, 2016
  • 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Health Services Center Conference Rooms (2nd Floor)
  • Registration is required and will open on January 26, 2016.  Group is limited to 12 participants.  
  • Sessions build upon one another so attendance is very important for the groups efficacy and confidentiality.
  • All ages and genders welcome.

The Body Project uses discussion and activities to explore the pressures to look a certain way in college, body image in the media, and how to decrease body negativity and increase body confidence. The group is facilitated by Maria Caplan, Nutrition Educator/Counselor and a counselor from the UNH Counseling Center

Screening Process Before Starting The Body Project...  
Once you register for The Body Project, you will be sent via email a screening questionnaire (EAT-26) you must complete before the start of the group. Your questionnaire will only be viewed by the facilitators of the group.  Using your results from the EAT-26, the facilitators may ask that they meet with you before the group begins to make sure the group is appropriate for your needs.  If you have any questions about this process please contact

 A Tailored Body Project Program for UNH Groups & Classrooms

We are available to present The Body Project  to your group, class, Greek house or residence hall. The program focuses on the pressures college students may endure related to body image, eating concerns and the way in which mass media perpetuate these issues. Students will learn how to challenge media ideals,negative body talk statements among peer groups, increase their confidence, and overall decrease their chances of obtaining an eating disorder.

  • The tailored program is offered as a 90 minute, one time program
  • The Body Project is an evidence-based program that is presented nationally at college campuses
  • All genders welcome

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