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Eating Disorders Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of information related to the study of Eating Disorders. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

ANRED (Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders)
A basic eating-disorders web site which contains General information, Background, Treatment and Recovery, Athletes with Eating Disorders, How to Help, Are you in Danger?, FAQs, and First Person, Singular.

Dying to be thin
The companion Web site to the PBS program, this Web site includes stories from eating disorder sufferers, ask the experts, a man's battle with eating disorders and more. An activity focused on body image is also available.

{La] Case de Comida: In the Mind
This section of the ThinkQuest site "The House of Food" provides an overview of eating disorders as well as sections on the value of dieting, your body mass index, and an eating disorder checklist.

Concerned Counseling Eating Disorders Website
This site contains information in the following topics: first hand stories, definitions and symptoms, warning signs, dangers and complications, treatment and recovery, relapse, research, prevention, and family & friends.

Eating Disorders
Mental Health.Net offers this site containing information on symptoms, treatment, organizations and online support. Check out particularly their section on "Online Resources" for an extensive annotated list of web resources, all of which have been rated by MHN readers.

Eating Disorders - Something Fishy
Topics within this "Something Fishy" site include Anorexia, Bulimia, Overeating, Other Disorders, Signs and Symptoms, What you can do, Physical Dangers, Reaching Out, Family and Friends, and more.

Eating Disorders and Addictive Eating
"Grant Me the Serenity" is a web site intended to help those in, or seeking recovery from, various addictions. This link is to their meta list of annotated links to approximately 100 web sites dealing with eating disorders.

[The] Eating Disorders Site
In addition to the basic information about eating disorders found in other sites, there are some unique topics covered here as well, including: male anorexia, eating disorder test, body image, depression, distorted eating, meal exchanges, caffeine, why our bodies need fat, body mass index, and more.

Eating Disorders: Mirror Mirror
Information includes: definitions, signs and symptoms, physical/medical complications, dangerous methods, relapse warning signs, getting help, finding a therapist, approaching someone, relapse prevention, alternatives, surviving holidays, normal eating, and much more related information. This site was dedicated to a woman who died from an eating disorder.

Hunger Pains
A comprehensive British Columbia site by a recovering anorexic. Included are definitions, warning signs, meal plans, links to on line resources, book reviews, articles, a gallery for creative work, a bulletin board, addresses of Canadian and American resources, tips on selecting a therapist, information for friends, a service to find email buddy, and more. Note the default font on the site is quite small and you may wish to adjust it to improve legibility.

I-Search Paper
An I-search paper is a writing/research project in which students initiate their own search of a topic and are challenged to rely on people, not books, as sources. Eating disorders is one of the themes that was suggested. This page describes how such a project can be planned and integrated.

National Eating Disorders Association
In addition to providing information on a common set of topics on eating disorders found in other sites, this organization also sells educational materials (e.g. lesson plans, prevention packets, posters, etc.).

TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional content are also possible.

This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "eating and disorders" will produce a few hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.

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