Body Image conference
EATING DISORDERS, OBESITY, SELF-ESTEEM AND WEIGHT ISSUES IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Friday 6 March 2009 8:30am4pm
"Fabulous examples of good teaching – very interactive day – lots of laughs – very welcoming and practical." 2008 Body Image Conference participant
This timely conference will inform teachers as to how to improve body image conceptions, prevent eating disorders and obesity, and foster health, nutrition and physical activity in young people. The conference will detail how to:
- explore and develop a planned approach to these issues in an informed, positive and effective manner for body sensitive young people
- apply a proven self-esteem approach in schools, community settings and clinical situations.
The program will include formal presentations and practical workshops along with opportunities for discussion.
Participants will receive a complementary copy of Jenny O'Dea's teaching and resource book Everybody’s Different (2007).
Associate Professor Jenny O'Dea is a dietician, health and nutrition education researcher and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She is an Associate Editor for Health Education Research, has written three books on child nutrition and health, and is conducting two Australian Research Council studies about food habits, physical activity, sport, growth, pubertal development, body image and weight issues among children and adolescents.
Fees & registration
Individuals $255 / Groups $240 per person (GST Inclusive)
(Cost includes a copy of Everybody’s Different)
Download a flyer and registration form (pdf)
Please email , or phone 9351 6329