Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Chart, Lesson Plan, Website
Description:
Children can confuse being “healthy” with being thin. Teachers and parents can help by defining health with them. Students need to see that there are many facets to health such as: feeling happy, being rested, and listening to self-regulating prompts such as hunger, thirst, satiety and so on. Children at this age can see people on diets and confuse this with “being healthy.” At this stage, children are beginning to endorse stigma around size and shape, perhaps believing that persons of thin sizes are healthy or somehow better than persons of larger sizes.
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Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English