Role Models

KEY BODY POSITIVE MESSAGES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • Adults need first to recognize their own weight and shape biases.
  • Adults can help students to recognize and challenge existing ways in which our society and schools favour certain body types and sizes.
  • Teachers and parents a well as peers who model shape acceptance give children the strength to resist pressure to become a certain shape and size.
  • Parents and teachers should model healthy eating habits and refrain from modelling dieting and using the word “diet”.