Ch 16: Eating Disorders & Nutrition Risks Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Eating Disorders and Nutrition chapter of this Science of Nutrition Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the kinds of eating disorders and prevention methods in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Eating Disorders and Nutrition chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to eating disorders Definition and history of eating disorders
Tuesday Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa Causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis
Wednesday Binge eating, night eating, female athlete triad Definitions, causes, symptoms and treatments
Thursday Causes of eating disorders Discussion of risk factors, including cognitive, genetic, personality, neurobiological and sociocultural, along with social trends and media influences
Friday Preventing eating disorders Techniques for preventing eating disorders; early warning signs

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Eating Disorders & Nutrition Risks Lesson Plans
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Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

1. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

2. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

3. Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

For some female athletes, working out and dieting too hard can lead to health problems. Learn about the female athlete triad, a condition associated with disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis in active girls and women, in this lesson.

Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

We all enjoy an occasional midnight snack, but for someone suffering from night eating syndrome, late night eating happens on a regular basis and makes up 25% or more of their daily caloric intake. Learn about the causes, risks and treatments in this lesson.

Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

5. Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

Eating disorders are easier to prevent than to cure. Learn how to identify warning signs in the early stages to allow for early intervention and even the prevention of common eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in this lesson.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

6. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

7. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

8. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

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