Health: Eating Disorders
Learn about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, and other types of eating disorders. Find out their signs and symptoms, how they can be identified, and prevented. Includes video files, peer stories, questions and answers, and a lesson plan. There is also a link to an eThemes resource on diet and nutrition.
Kids and Eating Disorders
Learn about anorexia, bulimia, and what causes eating disorders. Find out how to identify signs of a disorder and how it is treated.
PBS: It's My Life: Body: Eating Disorders
Learn about some of the most common eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. Scroll down the page and click on the "List of Common Symptoms" to find out what they are. Then read stories of young people who fought these illnesses.
PBS: NOVA Online: Dying to be Thin
Follow links on this page to view video about eating disorders and witness real life stories. Includes a doctor's answers on eating disorders questions.
Dietitian: Healthy Body Calculator
This easy-to-use Healthy Body Calculator can help students find if their bodies are healthy. It also includes suggestions for good nutrition and exercises. NOTE: This site includes ads.
ThinkQuest: Too Big or Too Small?
Learn about anorexia and obesity: their signs and symptoms. The site includes a height and weight chart for girls and healthy recipes.
Learn the definition of nutrition. Click on the highlighted "Nutrition" link to get acquainted with the food pyramid and different groups of food necessary for a healthy diet. Includes a drawing, coloring page, and interactive food guide pyramid game.
edHelper: Eating Disorders
Read four short paragraphs about eating disorders and answer questions on this printout.
Healthy Eating Habits to Prevent Weight Gain
Learn ten simple rules about eating. NOTE: The reading level is for older students and this site includes ads.
ThinkQuest: Eating Disorders
Here is an interactive web site for older kids about eating disorders, their dangers, and prevention. Includes a graphic Flash introduction. NOTE: The site leads to websites with forums and ads.
Myths and Realities
Find out what are myths and what are realities about eating disorders.
Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and Treatment
Scroll down to read about treatment options for anorexia and how to help a person with anorexia. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder. What Should I Do?
Learn indicating signs that your friends may have an eating disorder and what you can do to help.
eThemes Resource: Health: Diet and Nutrition
These sites are about good nutrition and healthy diets. Learn about the food pyramid and how food is good for the body. Topics include how to read food labels and look for additives. There are also online games and quizzes about nutrition.