About Confident Body, Confident Child (CBCC)

“Confident Body, Confident Child is an evidence-based resource providing parenting strategies to promote positive body image, healthy eating and physical activity in children aged 2 to 6 years. The resource aims to support and guide parents or guardians, to create an environment in which their children can develop body satisfaction and healthy eating patterns. Although developed for use in early childhood, the ideas in the resource will also be  valuable for older children.

Confident Body, Confident Child was developed by a team of researchers from the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Australia. The resource was developed from the best available research evidence arising from an extensive review of published research studies, public websites, and existing parent resources.” – Confident Body, Confident Child Parent Book (Hart et al, 2018)

MEDA is now offering the Confident Body, Confident Child Program

MEDA has partnered with LaTrobe University & EmodiED Research to offer this innovative, evidence-based program to the greater Boston community.

Cost: $55

Location: MEDA Offices

Ideal Participants: Parents or caregivers of children ages 2-6 years old


Upcoming Session Dates:

  • Session 3        Thursdays – November 29 and December 13, 2018    6 – 8 pm

Save the Date:

  • Session 4        Thursdays – February 7 and 21, 2019  10am – 12pm*
  • Session 5        Mondays – May 6 and 20, 2019   6 – 8 pm*

*Registration for Sessions 4 and 5 will be available early 2019.

 Please note, once we receive your payment, refunds will not be permitted.

CBCC Program Registrants Receive the CBCC Resource Pack & Two 2-Hour Parent Workshops 

The parent workshops consist of 2 sessions, 2‐hours in length presented 2 weeks apart to facilitate learning:

Workshops are:

  • delivered by a trained CBCC facilitator
  • Manualized and guided by a Powerpoint Presentation
  • Include:
    • Icebreakers
    • Activities
    • Group discussions
    • Active learning

The Printed CBCC Parent Resource Pack Includes:

  • The Parent Book:  the cornerstone of the CBCC resource, which includes all the key messages of the program.
  • The Extended Family Book: a booklet for parents to share with others caring for their child, such as grandparents, to help spread the messages of the program.
  • The Do/Don’ts Poster: a poster for your living space summarizing key tips from the Parent Book to help parents remember important strategies from the workshop.
  • Access to the CBCC Website:  the website contains all the information from the parent book, as well as additional fact sheets, videos, and reading.
  • Shapesville: a children’s story book promoting diversity and acceptance of a range of body shapes and sizes

Questions about the CBCC Program at MEDA? Contact us at education@medainc.org.

Citation: Hart, L.M., Damiano, S.D., Cornell, C.J., Sutherland, F. & Paxton, S.J. Confident Body, Confident Child Parent Book: A parent’s guide to helping young children grow up feeling good about their body. USA Edition. Melbourne: EMBodIED Research, 2018.
The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) is licensed in 2018 to distribute the Confident Body Confident Child resources on behalf of the copyright holders.