WNW Series:
Eating Disorder Prevention in Schools with Dr. Angela Grace

Episode 12

Dr. Angela Grace is a Registered Psychologist with a PhD focused on youth health and wellbeing in school settings, and is an instructor at the University of Calgary. She is a former teacher whose experiences inform her passion for holistic wellbeing and eating disorder prevention.

In this episode, Dana and Elizabeth talk with Angela about how eating disorders can develop and how teachers can help students have a more positive relationship with their bodies. We also address how schools can be more recovery-friendly for teachers and staff who have experience with eating disorders. This episode is part of our weight-neutral mini-series.

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Show Notes
& Resources

- Angela's website Instagram, and Facebook

Shapesville by Andy Mills and Becky Osborn, illustrated by Erica Neitz

- Health at Every Size pledge and resources

- Summary of the Comprehensive School Health Model

- Dr. Victoria Burn's work on building a recovery-friendly community

- Dr. Gail McVey's The Student Body course for teachers, as well as her work with the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

- Books by Kathy Kater: Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know and Real Kids Come in All Sizes

- Resources from the Ellyn Satter Institute

- Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew's Body Image Lab

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta

- Dr. Niva Piran's work and book, Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture 

Dr. Jane O'Dea, Angela's impactful teacher

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