Learning Opportunity

What to Do When Kids are Throwing out Their Lunches and Saying "I'm So FAT"!

Facilitator: Sue Huff
Date:March 15, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-008-CARC
Focus: Inclusive Education Mental Health and Wellness Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers, Educational Assistants, parents, caregivers

About this Learning Opportunity

A workshop on disordered eating, poor body image, and how you can help as a teacher.

 Since the pandemic, eating disorders and disordered eating have risen sharply. Often, educators notice behaviours in school before parents are even aware there is a problem. Teachers are reporting whole classes of elementary students who are throwing out their lunches, engaging in restriction, and commenting negatively on their bodies. What can you do when you see these troubling warning signs in your students?

This workshop will steer you in the right direction and provide resources to foster body positive conversations with your students, work effectively with parents, and help shape your school culture to embrace health at every size.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Sue Huff

Sue is a parent mentor at the Alberta Wellness Center for Eating Disorders (www.albertaWellnessED.com), providing support and coaching for caregivers who have a loved one with an eating disorder. She also has private clients from the USA and across Canada (suehuff.ca/familypeersupport). Sue is the founding Executive Director for the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, author of a book on eating disorders, and the parent of a child who has recovered from Anorexia Nervosa. She is... Read more »