Eating Disorders Teacher Resources
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in a writing exercise.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people. In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical and social benefits of healthy dietary and fitness habits then work in groups to create a collage depicting criteria that judges attractiveness.
Health Problems Series-Eating Disorders
In this eating disorders worksheet, students use drawings or photos from magazines to design an ad for jeans. They use realistic body types and positive messages about body image and types. They answer 2 questions about who they target with their ad and how their ad may influence people's behavior and thoughts about body image.
7th - 9th Health
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media.
6th - 9th Physical Education
Taming the O-BEAST-ITY Without Eating Right
Students use the Internet to find out about eating disorders and maintaining a healthy weight. In this eating disorders lesson, students identify eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and discuss complications. Students discover at least five ways of healthy eating and figure appropriate weights for individuals.
7th - 9th Health
Eating Disorders and Adolescents: Conflict of Self Image
Students study the complexities of eating disorders and the underlying factors which may contribute to their onset and development. They explore the various aspects and manifestations of these eating disorders and identify and express their own conflicts of self image.
9th - 12th Health
Sixth graders study the concept of dysfuctional eating including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, fad dieting, and having an unbalanced diet. They watch and discuss videos about eating disorders and then they write a paper on how to make their favorite snack.
When Food Becomes A Problem
Young scholars evaluate signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evaluate short-term and long-term effects of eating disorders on the body and emotions, and describe anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. They create "WANTED" posters that focus on counteracting the cultural fixation on being thin, and on looking past the physical appearance of others.
6th - 12th Health
Overcoming Eating Disorders
High schoolers discuss two common eating disorders-obesity and anorexia. They explore the relationship between these eating disorders and body image. Students consider their own body image. They are asked if they can identify any eating disorders by name and what else do they comprehend about them.
9th - 12th Health
Through Thick and Thin: Examining the Dynamics of Friendship Relationships
Students read one teen's story of dealing with her best friend's anorexia to explore the dynamics of friendship relationships and the qualities needed to sustain a friendship through challenges.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Good Diet, Fad Diet
Students play a role of a registered dietician to examine low carbohydrate diets and diets currently on the market and compare them to a balanced diet. They determine a strategy for weight loss for a patient that meets specifications such as balanced, easy, and inexpensive.
9th - 10th Science