Teach Body Image

Teachbodyimage.com aims to promote a healthy body image by providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to encourage and support students in making healthy body positive life choices.

www.teachbodyimage.com

Here are some of the website highlights:

1) A web space was created that provides teachers and parents with body-positive messages for children and adolescents  www.teachbodyimage.org

2) BEd students worked with us on a Ning blog to develop key messages for teachers and parents.  These messages can be found here: http://www.teachbodyimage.com/images/pdfs/resourcesandresearch/Key-Messages.pdf

3) Using the key messages, 33 lessons were created by the teacher candidates, a team of teacher colleagues, and the research team.  The lessons can be found here: http://www.teachbodyimage.com/index.php/lesson-topics

4) As an extension of the lesson project, a series of body-positive boosters were created, similar to body breaks – short activities that teachers can use multiple times to send body-positive messages.  The boosters can be found here: http://www.teachbodyimage.com/index.php/body-image-boosters

5) In an effort to increase knowledge mobilization, summaries of research articles were created.  The intent of the summaries was to provide brief, 3-4 page summaries of the research and to make these available to teachers and parents.  Here is an example of one of the summaries: http://www.teachbodyimage.com/resourcesandresearch/Summary-Country-Lane.pdf