What not to do when teaching about eating disorders

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Yager, Zali ORCID: 0000-0002-2503-7374 (2007) What not to do when teaching about eating disorders. Home Economics Institute of Australia Journal, 14 (1). pp. 28-33. ISSN 1322-9974


Australia has seen a dual increase in overweight and eating disorders in the past decade. In addition, a heavy focus on nutrition and obesity in the media has made school-aged young people very sensitive about issues of eating and body weight. The home economics and food technology curricula have a unique potential to address these issues through the development of accurate nutrition and weightcontrol knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours. There is now evidence to show that some attempts at the prevention of obesity and eating disorders may be ineffective, and some may be potentially harmful. This workshop will present a review of the literature on the prevention of eating disorders, and will outline evidence-based safe and effective approaches and activities to be used with students in secondary schools.

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Title of conference: Proceedings of the national biennial conference of the Home Economics Institute of Australia: Horizons in Home Economics
10–12 January 2007, Sydney, New South Wales

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22420
Official URL http://www.heia.com.au/images/Journal14/JHEIA14-1-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords nutrition education, eating disorders, lesson ideas, prevention
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