Assignment 3 - Healthy Shapes (Due Week 6)


Step 1  - Investigate this website.

Step 2 - Assignment - Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is when a person's attitude towards food and weight has gone awry. They become obsessed with it. Eating disorders are a concern to adolescents because studies show that 86% of people who have an eating disorder develops it before they reach the age of 20.

How much do you know about eating disorders? You have likely heard of and know a little bit about them. How much of what you know is factual and how much is misconception?


Research Report

You will write a research report on either Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or Anorexia Athletica.

Your research paper will follow proper report format and be edited for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Include the following information:

Paragraph 1--Introduction and general facts--Which disorder have you have researched? What is the definition of this disorder? Who is likely to have this disorder? How many people have this disorder? Why do people develop this disorder?

Paragraph 2--The Signs--How can we recognize if someone has this disorder? What characteristics do these people exhibit? If someone has this disorder, how do they act and what do they do?

Paragraph 3--The Consequences--What will happen to a person who has this disorder? How does his/her body react to what is happening? How is this dangerous? What could happen to this person?

Paragraph 4--Treatment--What can be done to help a person who has this disorder? What type of support or treatment is required? What can a person recovering from this disorder do to prevent a relapse? How successful is treatment?