Center Mental Health Consultant and TEAP Specialist

As a mental health or substance abuse professional, you can affect students' physical health along with their mental health. You can implement the following steps to get involved with Healthy Eating and Active LifeStyles:

 

Step What to Do
Step 1
Step 2
Consider offering a monthly weight management group that focuses on the link between stress and the drive to eat ("comfort eating"). Help students identify feelings and situations that cause them to overeat and discuss coping strategies to manage stress and painful emotions. See the Foods and Moods Curriculum for activities.
Step 3
Assess students for eating disorders, including Binge Eating Disorder, when applicable. (CMHC)
Step 4
Plan training for other staff members around weight bias, emotional eating, or motivation.
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