Body Image in the Classroom

Hi all,

Delighted to announce the details of our upcoming workshop for primary school teachers which will be held in Drumcondra Education Centre.


Body image has become a big issue for primary school children. Dieting, fear of fat, body image concerns and weight loss attempts, as well as cases of more serious eating disorders have all been documented in children as young as seven years old. However, the good news is that people are not born with negative body image – it is something that can be prevented. This introductory workshop will provide teachers with practical tips to deal with body image and weight-related issues as they arise in the classroom as well as SPHE lesson plans to promote positive body image. Links to SPHE strand units and objectives will be highlighted throughout.

This introductory workshop will be delivered by :

Dr Deirdre Cowman (psychologist and children’s author) and Fiona Flynn Dăscălescu (Youth Development Officer at Bodywhys, the Eating Disorder Association).


Date/Time: Tuesday October 22nd  7.00 – 9.00

Venue: Drumcondra Education Centre

To book a place please phone Drumcondra Education Centre @ 01 8576400.

2 thoughts on “Body Image in the Classroom

  1. Caroline mc carthy

    My 9 yr old daughter just bought home your book .Toby Plums and I highly reccomened and think it is a wonderful book and came at just the right time xx

    1. adminadmin Post author

      Thanks for your kind comment Caroline. Apologies for the delayed response – had a website glitch. Hope you and your daughter are well.


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