Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: A complete selective-universal school-based prevention program (Nutrition and Media Literacy components/NUT+ML) and a partial program (Media Literacy component/ML only) program intended to improve disordered eating attitudes.The NUT component consists of one 90-minute session, which includes the concepts of balanced eating and nutrition. The ML component consists of two 90-minute sessions plus two 60-minute activity sessions. Topics included in the 90-minute sessions are: The Feminine Beauty Ideal throughout history, in different cultures and today in the media, and how to deal with the media messages.

Study Results: Improved knowledge and attitude scores related to disordered eating and challenging beauty ideals & pressure.

Reference: López-Guimerà, G., Sánchez-Carracedo, D., Fauquet, J., Portell, M., & Raich, R. M. (2011). Impact of a school-based disordered eating prevention program in adolescent girls: General and specific effects depending on adherence to the interactive activities. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(01), 293–303.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good