ERIC Number: ED329840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Entering Adulthood: Looking at Body Image and Eating Disorders. A Curriculum for Grades 9-12. Contemporary Health Series.
This module includes six lessons which focus on issues related to body image and self-esteem, eating disorders, and sensible eating habits for adolescents in grades 9-12. In lesson 1, students examine influences on body image, assess their personal traits, and trade assessments with their peers. In lesson 2, students look at pressure and influences on body image, and in lesson 3, they examine eating disorders and prepare class presentations. Pre- and post-tests help students assess their learning. Lesson 4 begins with a worksheet to help students recognize if they or someone they know might have an eating disorder, and to analyze whom they can talk to about possible problems. Students discuss the difference between normal dieting versus eating disorder behaviors for teenagers. In lesson 5, students consider and discuss a variety of weight loss programs. They work in small groups to research programs which are available locally and prepare class reports. In lesson 6, students study suggetions for making healthy changes in eating and exercise behaviors. The lesson concludes with a look at some of society's conflicting messages about eating and body image. Student information sheets and worksheets are included. The appendixes describe treatments for eating disorders and provide a glossary and a list of 28 references. (LLL)
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Body Weight, Bulimia, Eating Habits, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Esteem
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 208-209.