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Harris, Mary B. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1983
The importance of educating students about obesity is stressed. Desirable instructional goals include: (1) providing accurate information about obesity; (2) preventing obesity (if possible); (3) treating it; and (4) making students aware that much of the prejudice against fat people is irrational. (PP)
Descriptors: Body Weight, Eating Habits, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Finn, Peter – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
Health educators need to assist students in becoming more effective peer educators so that they can provide accurate information and advice concerning health and safety behavior to their peers. An effective peer education technique is role modeling, in which a peer imitates the meritorious behavior of the peer educator. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Peer Influence