Teaching Positive Body Image & Self Esteem

Island Health Dietitians will explore teaching resources and activities to help students:

- Feel more accepting and positive about their appearance 

- Explore and celebrate their individual strengths and gifts

- Examine how the media tries to influence how we feel about ourvelves and push us toward body dissatisfaction and consumerism.

Curricular connections with Science, English Language, Arts and Health.

Come prepared for an interactive session, and leave with ready-to-use classroom resources.

Target Audience



12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

This session is full.


  • Janet Krenz

    Janet is an Island Health Dietitian in the Cowichan Valley. She is passionate about growing and enjoying food. She believes that what we eat has a powerful influence on our physical and mental well-being. She has been working with schools for many years and is familiar with evidence-based nutrition education resources. She is grateful for the work of teachers and school staff in supporting child & youth health, and is excited about this opportunity to connect and engage.

  • Areli Hermanson

    Areli lives, works and plays on the lands of the Coast Salish people; the Lekwungen people, now known as Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations as well as the T'Souke and Scia'new Nations and Nuuchahnulth Pacheedaht Nation.  Areli's is mother to two school-aged boys and works as a Public Health Dietitian with the Island Health Healthy Schools Team.  She is grateful for the opportunity to support and promote health and food literacy in schools and school communities.