NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Eating Disorders Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of information related to the study of Eating Disorders. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
(Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders)
- A basic eating-disorders web site which contains General information, Background,
Treatment and Recovery, Athletes with Eating Disorders, How to Help, Are you
in Danger?, FAQs, and First Person, Singular.
to be thin
- The companion Web site to the PBS program, this Web site includes stories
from eating disorder sufferers, ask the experts, a man's battle with eating
disorders and more. An activity focused on body image is also available.
Case de Comida: In the Mind
- This section of the ThinkQuest site "The House of Food" provides an overview
of eating disorders as well as sections on the value of dieting, your body
mass index, and an eating disorder checklist.
Counseling Eating Disorders Website
- This site contains information in the following topics: first hand stories,
definitions and symptoms, warning signs, dangers and complications, treatment
and recovery, relapse, research, prevention, and family & friends.
- Mental Health.Net offers this site containing information on symptoms,
treatment, organizations and online support. Check out particularly their
section on "Online Resources" for an extensive annotated list of web resources,
all of which have been rated by MHN readers.
Disorders - Something Fishy
- Topics within this "Something Fishy" site include Anorexia, Bulimia, Overeating,
Other Disorders, Signs and Symptoms, What you can do, Physical Dangers, Reaching
Out, Family and Friends, and more.
Disorders and Addictive Eating
- "Grant Me the Serenity" is a web site intended to help those in, or seeking
recovery from, various addictions. This link is to their meta list of annotated
links to approximately 100 web sites dealing with eating disorders.
Eating Disorders Site
- In addition to the basic information about eating disorders found in other
sites, there are some unique topics covered here as well, including: male
anorexia, eating disorder test, body image, depression, distorted eating,
meal exchanges, caffeine, why our bodies need fat, body mass index, and more.
Disorders: Mirror Mirror
- Information includes: definitions, signs and symptoms, physical/medical
complications, dangerous methods, relapse warning signs, getting help, finding
a therapist, approaching someone, relapse prevention, alternatives, surviving
holidays, normal eating, and much more related information. This site was
dedicated to a woman who died from an eating disorder.
- A comprehensive British Columbia site by a recovering anorexic. Included
are definitions, warning signs, meal plans, links to on line resources, book
reviews, articles, a gallery for creative work, a bulletin board, addresses
of Canadian and American resources, tips on selecting a therapist, information
for friends, a service to find email buddy, and more. Note the default font
on the site is quite small and you may wish to adjust it to improve legibility.
- An I-search paper is a writing/research project in which students initiate
their own search of a topic and are challenged to rely on people, not books,
as sources. Eating disorders is one of the themes that was suggested. This
page describes how such a project can be planned and integrated.
Eating Disorders Association
- In addition to providing information on a common set of topics on eating
disorders found in other sites, this organization also sells educational materials
(e.g. lesson plans, prevention packets, posters, etc.).
- TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "eating
and disorders" will produce a few hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites
that these lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation
of lesson objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that
make the lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality
of the lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing
the tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in
Eating Disorders. For other resources in Health and Nutrition (e.g., curricular
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