Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources
||These resources will help you better discuss healthy eating habits and the relationship between eating disorders and teens. These resources can be worked into your lessons at any time during the year, but particularly during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February.
- Wintergirls Discussion Guide
Encourage critical thinking and discussion with reading comprehension questions for Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Wintergirls, a story about friendship, relationships, eating disorders, and loss. This printable also includes discussion questions for Speak.
- Looks Discussion Guide
Engage students in a thoughtful discussion about physical appearance, social hierarchy, friendship, and revenge with the questions in this printable guide to Looks, a novel by Madeleine George.
- Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies Discussion Questions
Seventh-grader Celeste Harris was comfortable with her weight until her aunt signed her up for a plus-size beauty pageant. Use these questions for Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies to discuss body image, friendship, and expectations.
- Diva Reading Guide
Examine relationships, attitudes about food, and what it means to be a diva through the discussion questions and extension activities in this reading guide to Diva, a novel about a teenage girl struggling to make it big as a singer.
- Choosing Healthy Lifestyles
This lab activity evaluates students' ability to demonstrate healthy choices for food and activities. Materials list, set-up instruction, worksheet, and answer key are provided.
- Health & Nutrition Printable Book (Grades 4-9)
Using tools such as daily journal topics, literature guides, and science experiments, students will learn about health and wellness. This printable book contains plenty of worksheets to improve your students' understanding of how foods affect the human body.
* When you notice worrisome behavior in your students, you need practical suggestions and specific advice. Please take a look at the resources offered at the National Eating Disorders Association and at Something Fishy.
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