A positive approach to teaching about health, puberty, body image, nutrition, self-esteem and obesity prevention
ISBN13 : 9780864317735
Author(s) : Dr. Jenny O'Dea
Publisher : ACER Press 2007
SKU : A1060BK
Weight and body image concerns in children and adolescents are increasing. Overall body dissatisfaction in young people has increased dramatically in the last few decades, with a heightened prevalence of dieting, eating disorders, obsessive exercise and steroid abuse.
Everybody's Different allows teachers and mental health practitioners to apply a planned approach to issues in an informed, positive and effective manner for body sensitive young people.
Everybody's Different details how to apply a proven self-esteem approach in schools, community settings and clinical situations to improve body image conceptions, prevent eating disorders and obesity, and foster health, nutrition and physical activity in young people.
Adopting a whole-school approach and based on 16 years of research and teacher training, this book contains:
Dr Jenny O'Dea is a dietician, health and nutrition education researcher and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.