Utah Lesson Plans
Health Science Education, Health Education, Health and Medicine
Material Type:
Middle School
  • Eating Disorder
  • Gale
  • UOL
  • UOL6-8
  • Uollesson
  • uolhealth
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    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders


    This resource is a Health student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically the Gale databases of InfoTrac Student Edition and Student Resources in Context - for conducting research about eating disorders.

    About Utah's Online Library

    Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

    This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

    Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login which their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


    Essential Question: How does what I eat affect my physical health?

    As students are studying the complex issues surrounding eating disorders, the resources in Utah's Online Library can provide reliable, credible information. What are the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia?  What medical complications can arise from these conditions?  What are some of the pressures from the popular media that may aggravate these disorders?  What are the methods of treatment?  Can these disorders be prevented?

    The Gale databases of InfoTrac Student Edition and Student Resources in Context contain helpful magazine and journal articles as well as information from scientific reference sources that can help students research these questions.

    Curriculum ConnectionSecondary - Health Education - 7-8