Health Promotion2019-01-22T16:34:35+00:00

Health Promotion

BANA organizes and hosts over 300+ educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 individuals annually.

Making a Difference

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We are happy to offer presentations at no cost to your organization on various topics including Self Esteem, Body Image, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Size Acceptance, Body Based Harassment, Media/Social Influences and more.
Contact us today for more details at 519-969-2112 or email Stephani@bana.ca

BANA organizes and hosts over 300+ educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 individuals annually.

Making a Difference

CONTACT US

We are happy to offer presentations at no cost to your organization on various topics including Self Esteem, Body Image, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Size Acceptance, Body Based Harassment, Media/Social Influences and more.
Contact us today for more details at 519-969-2112 or email Stephani@bana.ca

COMMUNITY GROUPS AND SUMMER CAMPS

GRADES JK-1 & 2-4

The Be Yourselfer’s Puppet Project is a program delivered by the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association’s Health Promotion team. This program consists of a puppet show, presented in video format. Topics include: Bullying, body-based harassment, and nutrition. Topics are further reinforced through Q&A sessions and interactive educational activities.
Each puppet program (video and follow up activity) runs approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

SELF ESTEEM AND BODY IMAGE

GRADES 5-8

Our society places great emphasis on physical attributes. Teaching young people to increase their confidence in their unique talents, abilities and interests reduces their reliance on physical appearance as their main measure of self-worth. When adolescents have healthy self-esteem, they feel more positive about their bodies and find it easier to make good decisions for themselves that promote health, including taking better care of the needs of their bodies.

During our presentation students will learn about the concepts of self-esteem and body image. We also examine the factors which can influence our self-esteem such as the media/social media and societal pressures.

This presentation includes an interactive jeopardy-style game to encourage and promote participation and reinforce key concepts presented.

COMMUNITY GROUPS AND SUMMER CAMPS

GRADES JK-1 & 2-4

The Be Yourselfer’s Puppet Project is a program delivered by the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association’s Health Promotion team. This program consists of a puppet show, presented in video format. Topics include: Bullying, body-based harassment, and nutrition. Topics are further reinforced through Q&A sessions and interactive educational activities.
Each puppet program (video and follow up activity) runs approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

SELF ESTEEM
AND BODY IMAGE

GRADES 5-8

Our society places great emphasis on physical attributes. Teaching young people to increase their confidence in their unique talents, abilities and interests reduces their reliance on physical appearance as their main measure of self-worth. When adolescents have healthy self-esteem, they feel more positive about their bodies and find it easier to make good decisions for themselves that promote health, including taking better care of the needs of their bodies.

During our presentation students will learn about the concepts of self-esteem and body image. We also examine the factors which can influence our self-esteem such as the media/social media and societal pressures.

This presentation includes an interactive jeopardy-style game to encourage and promote participation and reinforce key concepts presented.

SIZING UP
THE MEDIA

GRADE 9 AND UP

Poor body image and self-esteem in youth can lead to them withdrawing from social, academic and economic opportunities. Building resilience is key to helping young people achieve a more positive body image and strong self-esteem.

Our ‘Sizing Up the Media” presentation examines how the images in the media/social media create feelings of negative body image, inadequacy, low self-esteem and how they put us at risk for disordered eating. This presentation also teaches how media messages are constructed, thereby allowing youth to be informed consumers of social media. Using visual aids, encourages viewers to re-evaluate the images presented by the advertising industry.

Teaching media literacy (which includes the ability to critically evaluate media) skills helps youth develop resilience against negative messages or the comparison trap.

This presentation also includes an interactive game to encourage and promote participation and reinforce key concepts presented.

HEALTH FAIRS AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

ALL AGES

BANA is happy to attend local health fairs with our resource materials and offer presentations to community groups, sports organizations and clubs as well as in business settings.

Our workshops can be customized for any age group.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH PROMOTION?

HP REQUEST FORM

SIZING UP
THE MEDIA

GRADE 9 AND UP

Poor body image and self-esteem in youth can lead to them withdrawing from social, academic and economic opportunities. Building resilience is key to helping young people achieve a more positive body image and strong self-esteem.

Our ‘Sizing Up the Media” presentation examines how the images in the media/social media create feelings of negative body image, inadequacy, low self-esteem and how they put us at risk for disordered eating. This presentation also teaches how media messages are constructed, thereby allowing youth to be informed consumers of social media. Using visual aids, encourages viewers to re-evaluate the images presented by the advertising industry.

Teaching media literacy (which includes the ability to critically evaluate media) skills helps youth develop resilience against negative messages or the comparison trap.

This presentation also includes an interactive game to encourage and promote participation and reinforce key concepts presented.

HEALTH FAIRS AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

ALL AGES

BANA is happy to attend local health fairs with our resource materials and offer presentations to community groups, sports organizations and clubs as well as in business settings.

Our workshops can be customized for any age group.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH PROMOTION?

HP REQUEST FORM

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