Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Body Image in the Primary School is a body image curriculum. The program consists of class discussions, game playing, worksheets, and role plays. Lesson plans address four core themes: valuing diversity in appearance, celebrating one’s own unique appearance, managing appearance-related teasing, and developing resilience to media and peer pressure about appearance.

Study Results: Increased body self-esteem for participants.

Reference: Halliwell, E., Yager, Z., Paraskeva, N., Diedrichs, P. C., Smith, H., & White, P. (2016). Body image in primary schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children’s body satisfaction. Body Image, 19, 133–141.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good