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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”.