In a frenetic culture where skewed body image messages mislead the young and nutrition repeatedly loses out to convenience, children’s physical and psychological well-being are increasingly at risk.
In response to this alarming situation, psychologist Jodi R. Galin and registered dietitian Andrea McDonough have created Growing Together, a three-part kit designed to help educators, parents, caregivers, health professionals, and community leaders protect children from developing obesity and eating disorders.
The kit consists of:
- Watch Me Grow! Stop to Listen!, a 32-minute documentary-style video filled with authoritative information – including how to recognize “red flags” that may signal a need for professional attention – as well as tips, tactics, and ideas.
- A supplemental guidebook that elaborates on ideas presented in the video.
- Healthy Kids! Healthy Bodies!, a printable four-lesson curriculum guide for children ages 9 through 12 and student surveys, on CD-ROM.
Click here to view a video clip.