All Sizes Fit
All Sizes Fit Art Show
We are currently recruiting art work for the 2017 All Sizes Fit Art Show. Please submit an entry form if you would like to enter a piece that represents the All Sizes Fit philosophy. If you plan to enter more than one piece, please fill out this form for each piece. All entries due by Monday, April 10, 2017.
1st Place Prize: $100 Duck Store Gift Certificate
2nd Place Prize: $75 Duck Store Gift Certificate
3rd Place Prize: $50 Duck Store Gift Certificate
Honorable Mentions (10): $10 Duck Store Gift Certificates
All entries will be screened to make sure they don't contain triggering or inappropriate imagery.
Please click here to find the entry form.
For any questions please contact Suzie Stadelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Sizes Fit Philosophy
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign at the University of Oregon that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body."
All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:
- Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
- Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer. Smile to yourself as you remember all your positive assets.
- Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.
Health at Every Size (HAES)
All Sizes Fit embraces the Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of on weight loss. Active people are much healthier than sedentary people, regardless of weight (Bacon, 2008 & Blair et al., 1993). Instead of dieting or other weight loss-based approaches, HAES encourages people to adopt health habits for the sake of health and well-being.
Health at Every Size Principles are:
1. Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
2. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.
3. Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
4. Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
5. Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.