My Weight ? Don’t care !

Target audience: Grade 9 students

Estimated duration: 60 minutes

About HMHB :

This workshop is part of the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body program (HMHB). This program aims to promote positive body image and healthy attitudes and habits among youths with respect to their body, food and physical activity. The program, which targets not only youths, but also their parents and the adults in their lives, is disseminated in schools (primary school and high school levels) as well as in community settings. According to a study conducted by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, the HMHB program is one of the best practices in regard to health promotion and prevention in schools. The program distinguishes itself by the fact that it is consistent with the École en santé approach as well as many aspects of the Education Reform. In addition, the effects of the program on body image satisfaction and its determinants were assessed by the Centre d’Étude des COnditions de vie et des BESoins de la population (ÉCOBES). To read the report (available in French only), click here.

Workshop objectives

 

Educational goal :

  • Raise awareness among youths regarding normal weight variations so as to help them to have a healthier relationship with their bodies.

 

Suggested Subjects :

  • Physical Education and Health;
  • Science and Technology;
  • English Language Art.

 

Specific objectives :

  • Better understand how relative the number on the scale is as well as stop believing that a perfect weight exists;
  • Differentiate between normal daily weight variations and real weight gain;
  • Identify the possible risks associated with the habit of weighting oneself.

Target audience

Grade 9 students

Estimated duration

60 minutes

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