Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Eating Disorders Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What do you know about eating disorders?

What do you want to know about eating disorders?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 0:40: When can revealing a friend’s confidence be a necessary thing?

Timecode 0:47: What is the difference between body image and body weight?

Timecode 2:13: In what ways do eating disorders affect perception?

Timecode 2:45: What are the physical symptoms of anorexia?

Timecode 3:17: How would bulimia lead to malnourishment and dehydration?

Timecode 3:57: How is BED similar to bulimia? How is it different?

Timecode 4:33: How might eating disorders get in the way of relationships?

Timecode 5:22: Why might perfected media images make someone’s depression or anxiety worse?


After the Movie


What’s the first step to take if you think a friend or someone else close to you has an eating disorder?

Why might anorexia show up differently in boys than in girls?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.