An essential resource for educators to support healthy eating and build a body positive culture in schools.
Concern over increased childhood obesity has spurred various school-based interventions. However, these interventions often have little positive effect and may inadvertently contribute to unhealthy behaviors during weight loss attempts. Indeed, a general emphasis on appearance and weight (rather than health) can promote eating disordered behaviors.
This book shares how schools can build a positive environment that enhances student health through intuitive eating and mind-body attunement. This approach to health promotion serves to prevent obesity related to eating in the absence of hunger and low physical activity, without running the risk of encouraging disordered eating and food preoccupation.