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Body Image, Healthy Eating and Young People: an Information and Activity Pack for Teachers and Youth Workers

By A Cristofoli, A Howse , D Mbofana, C Townsend, and T Tutchell. Berkshire NHS Health Promotion Unit Pounds 50 (including training session) This pack, which has been piloted in schools and youth clubs, is for those working with 11-18-year-olds. It contains a range of fact sheets and case study materials, with guidelines and resource lists for teaching sessions.

The focus is on "the development of a positive sense of self-esteem", and the learning materials look at both the personal and the social dimensions of this area.

The pupil role plays develop skills of "self-assertion" and "coping with stress". Eating disorders get a mention, but are not dealt with in depth.

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