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EATING DISORDERS

LEVEL: HIGH SCHOOL (science)


OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to identify the most common eating disorders and will have the enough knowledge to assess the impact of food and fad diets, eating habits, and eating disorders on wellness. COMPETENCES: Define eating disorders Identify the warning signs of eating disorders Explore the impact of eating disorders on health

INTRODUCTION: While in the third world, there are people who died for not having food, in our society (that has in abundance ...), we meet people obsessed with the food and some of they have many problems of food disorders that can be cause of died. It is possible that you think that this does not happen to you and that only it happens to the others, but the certain thing is that food disorders are more frequently between us. So, lets go to know about it.

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What is Anorexia nervosa? What is Bulimia Nervosa? Which are the symptoms of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa? What causes eating disorders? What treatments are available? What can society do?

VOCABULARY: Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders. Treatments.

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The following links come from all over the World Wide Web and include information about a variety of issues related to Eating Disorders. You may complete the

following Internet activities alone or working in a group. You may complete all the activities related to your goals related for the study of Eating Disorders. The purpose is to give you a sampling of some of the issues related to Eating Disorders. Each of the activities asks you to explore Eating Disorders. Good luck and see what you learn about eating disorders! ACTIVITIES: Defining Eating Disorders and Warning Signs using those Websites: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=1428 http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/eat_disorder.html http://adam.about.net/reports/Eating-disorders.htm 1. What is an eating disorder? 2. What are the 3 most common eating disorders and what are the characteristics of each? 3. The warning signs for these eating disorders fall under several categories: food behaviors, appearance and body image behaviors, exercise behaviors, thoughts and beliefs, feelings and social behaviors. Identify 3 warning signs in each category. 4. What is the health risks associated with anorexia? 5. What is the health risks associated with bulimia? 6. What is the health risks associated with binge eating disorder?

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After answer the questions, students will create a concept map with the most important information that they have read. They can include other information from others websites to do most interesting the concept map. Example: https://bubbl.us/?h=943cf/134152/60n4vQCJp3cT2

Technology Link - Use an online graphic organizer program, such as http://bubbl.us to create the concept map.

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EVALUATION: After create the concept map, students have to present it to the class, using a multimedia projector and a computer. It will be the 40% of the grade.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Websites like for example: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=1428 http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/eat_disorder.html http://adam.about.net/reports/Eating-disorders.htm