Let’s talk about body image…

Not sure when this whole “thigh gap” thing got started, but it’s upsetting when a trend encourages girls to try and alter their basic shape… to fit into a mold that’s just not genetically possible for most.

Unrealistic ideals can lead to anxiety, serious body image issues, eating disorders, unhealthy coping skills, and just an all-around pile of yuck.

Model Robyn Lawley does a great job of addressing it on Ellen, and I think it this could be a good clip to show in a lesson on body image or media literacy.

She’s got a great attitude and serves as a positive role model for girls of all sizes, reminding us that eating real food is good… and feeling real bad is not.

For more uplifting messages about body image, check out Operation Beautiful.

More hints and tips in the classroom...

PEACH 2016- Health

Click on the links below for more info, lesson plans, and project ideas! Google Doc for shared resources Tentative Agenda and Resources Welcome and Intros

What is Technology Balance?

*Image courtesy of 9gag via my 7th grade class   In a 2011 study done by the McCann World Group, 53% of 16-22 year-olds said they would rather

Today’s Health Class

What makes an effective Health curriculum? Check out this article from the CDC… it very clearly breaks down the characteristics of an up-to-date Health class,

Tech Balance

Did you know that the average American teenager processes 3700 text messages a month? News Clip: MSN Maybe it’s time to put down the phone and actually