Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you’re so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

Eating disorders can cause serious physical problems and, at their most severe, can even be life-threatening. Most people with eating disorders are females, but males can also have eating disorders. An exception is binge-eating disorder, which appears to affect almost as many males as females.

Treatments for eating disorders usually involve psychotherapy, nutrition education, family counseling, medications and hospitalization. (mayoclinic.com)

 

Assignment #1 – Web Read

  1. Read or Listen to – Eating Disorders from Kidshealth

Assignment #2 – EDNOS Video

  1. Watch the upcoming most dangerous eating disorder called EDNOS.
  2. EDNOS: Most Dangerous, Unheard of Eating Disorder

Assignment #3 – Media Messages

  1. Watch and Listen to the following Music Videos that pertain to body image and social influences.
  2. Ana’s Song – Silverchair
  3. UnPretty – TLC

Assignment #4 – Evaluating Media Messages & Letter

  1. Answer the questions on the Evaluating Media Messages (pdf) worksheet that pertain the music videos you just watched.
  2. Complete the Evaluating Media Messages Letter (pdf) following the directions that pertain to the music videos you just watched.

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