Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Chart, Lesson Plan, Website
Children at young ages notice if adults model being on a diet or talking about it. Teachers and parents should be as confident and comfortable with their own body image as possible to model acceptance and love for oneself. It is important to emphasize the nutritional value of food and support the idea of food as being part of a social and pleasurable need. It is also important not to over monitor or regulate a child’s eating, but to encourage them to self-regulate and attend to cues such as hunger, thirst and satiety.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson