From preteens to adulthood, find out who is at risk for eating disorders and what you can do about this growing health concern. Find out how teens' diets compare to recommendations and ways to reach them for improvement. Lesson plans, activities, and training materials provided.
- Differentiate between Food Pyramid portion sizes and portion sizes when eating out or at home.
- Identify competent eating and exercise principles and plan to choose fruits, vegetables, dairy, and whole grains more often.
- Plan to be physically active 60 minutes per day more often.
- Increase ability to combat negative body image, identify eating disorder symptoms, and find community assistance, if needed.
The program audience would include health, physical education, family consumer science professionals and other interested teachers, school nurses, health staff, and parents. The program can also be taught directly to middle school and high school youth or youth groups.