If you are a health professional that provides services, care, assistance, and support to people with eating disorders and their families/carers, in this section you will find information and resources for the prevention of eating disorders.
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10 Things Parents Can Do To Prevent Eating Disorders (Online Learning resource)
This PDF provides help to support parents to provide a healthy environment for their children.
Food Advertising (Online Learning resource)
A document to provide parents with information and advice on how to address the issue of food advertising with their children and local supermarkets.
Principles for Prevention (Online Learning resource)
This 1 page article overviews the basic prevention principles for eating disorders.
Dr Rick's 10 Top Tips (Online Learning resource)
Dr Rick Kausman highlights some simple tips towards weight management.
Encouraging Healthy Eating Behaviours for Children - Tips for Parents (Online Learning resource)
Dr Rick Kausman advises parents on how to develop healthy eating habits in their children.
Dr Rick's Tips on Being Active (Online Learning resource)
A document to provide parents with information and advice on how to approach activity and exercise with their children and within their family.
A Healthy Approach to Weight Management (Online Learning resource)
Dr Rick Kausman talks about weight loss for good health.
Common Stigmas and Stereotypes Associated with Eating Disorders (Online Learning resource)
A PDF with some common eating disorder stigmas and stereotypes.
Weight Loss Dieting Facts (Online Learning resource)
We all know diets don't work in the long term, so why do we persist with them? This document outlines the facts about dieting and weight loss.
Eating Disorder Prevention Programs - A Meta Analytic Review (Online Learning resource)
This 2004 article by Stice & Shaw provides a meta-analytic review of eating disorder prevention programs and identifies those programs which displayed a larger effect.
What not to do when teaching about eating disorders (Online Learning resource)
A 2007 paper by Zali Yager to support a workshop 'What not to do when teaching about eating disorders' presented at the national conference of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, January 2007, Sydney, NSW. The workshop presented a review of the literature on the prevention of eating disorders, and outlined evidence-based safe and effective approaches and activities to be used with students in secondary schools.
This book details a whole-school curriculum for children and adolescents, Everybody's Different, which aims to prevent eating disorders and obesity, and focuses on promoting healthy nutrition, self esteem enhancement, media literacy, acceptance of pubertal processes, and positive body image.
New Moves is an evidence-based, school-based physical education program aimed at promoting positive body-image, self-image, healthy eating, and physical activity in adolescent girls.
Trouble on the Tightrope is an animated web-based program that aims to improve body image and self-esteem among young adolescents. The program follows the disappearance of Sam, an adolescent who is going to take part in a family act at a carnival. Users earn clues to find Sam by completing the program modules. The content of the program focuses on puberty, nutrition, physical activity, media literacy, self-esteem, and social relationships. The program also contains interactive games and activities. It is is intended to be used over two to three classroom sessions. Upon completion of the program, children can receive a "certificate of excellence".
MyStudentBody is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to educate and motivate students to make healthy decisions in the areas of alcohol, drugs, and wellness, and reduce risky behaviour, such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence, among college students.
In 2009, the National Advisory Group on Body Image, Australia developed the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct to provide national guidance to the fashion, media, and advertising industries on how to be more body image friendly.
If Not Dieting Then What - www.ifnotdieting.com.au
Dr Rick Kausman provides a range of useful resources which we have compiled here for use in clinical practice. You are encouraged to visit Dr Kausman's website and investigate his approach to weight management (he works very successfully with people who are overweight and obese through taking a supportive, empathy and psychologically-minded approach).