- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Action Schools! BC has recently launched Being Me: Promoting Positive Body Image, a resource designed to help elementary and middle school teachers promote positive body image among their students.
For those of you who are not familiar with Action Schools! BC, the initiative is a best practice model designed to help schools create action plans to promote healthy living, while at the same time achieving academic outcomes. Being Me was developed as a supplementary resource to the Classroom Healthy Eating Action Resource (CHEAR) which helps teachers introduce healthy eating into the classroom.
With increasing emphasis on childhood obesity, healthy eating, and physical activity in our society, it is becoming more important to consider the potential unintended consequences of healthy living initiatives. In particular, it is important to reflect on messages that are being delivered to children about body weight and shape.
The Being Me resource aims to support the development of self-esteem, positive body image, and to help prevent disordered eating. The resource provides learning outcomes, implementation ideas, and resources, and each lesson can be completed in the classroom in about 20 minutes.
Key messages of the module include:
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