tastelife Youth Track

Introducing the tastelife Youth Track: Understanding Eating Disorders

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A robust, sensitive, high-quality resource for use in secondary schools and youth groups.

The three interactive sessions are designed to equip young people with a healthy awareness and understanding of eating disorders: why they develop, how they affect somebody’s life, and how those battling them can be helped.

Understanding Eating Disorders is educational, but ultimately preventative too. Eating disorders so often begin in adolescence; young people of this generation are facing unique pressures and are falling easy victim to what is becoming a hidden epidemic. The tastelife Youth Track is an innovative way to help teachers and youth leaders tackle this taboo topic, so that young people can be more mentally healthy.


Designed to work within a PSHE context, the three hour-long sessions are accessible for any teacher to deliver, and any student to engage with. It’s suited best for those aged between 11-14 at KS3 but can be adapted to suit older secondary-age pupils. Meeting the PSHE Association’s 10 Principles of Effective Education, as well as covering a range of objectives within its programme of study, this resource enables teachers to deliver relevant, forward-facing sessions that would complement a whole-school approach to PSHE.

Youth Groups

Understanding Eating Disorders also works well within a youth group setting. Youth leaders can draw upon the material as it suits their young people and engage them to talk about, identify and avoid eating disorders.

What’s included?

For an exclusive introductory price of £50, each user will be able to download the Youth Track and access:

  • 3 detailed session plans for facilitators
  • 3 PowerPoint presentations with accompanying video content
  • Real life story of eating disorder and recovery
  • Facilitators’ tutorial
  • High-quality worksheets and handouts for all sessions
  • Certificates of attendance for all participants.

The Youth Track is also available for purchase on a USB stick should you prefer a hard copy of the material. There is an additional £10 charge for postage and material costs.  

This tastelife Youth Track: Understanding Eating Disorders material is copyright and may not be copied and distributed without permission from the authors, tastelifeuk. This download or USB and files within them are for use in your context only, whether used in schools or youth groups. Please do not resell or share this resource or any part of it with those outside your organisation. However, the worksheets and handouts may be printed and copied for participant use during the sessions within your context.

Permission is not granted for copying any other material.

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Session Objectives
  • To enable young people to make the link between food and feelings in their own experiences
  • To enable young people to recognise the things in everyday life that shape self-image and perceptions of what is ‘normal’
  • To explore why the link between food and feelings can become a problem that affects health and participation in everyday life
  • To learn about eating disorders and understand the different types of eating disorder
  • To know how to get help for self and others
  • To ensure students are aware that it is possible to avoid eating disorders
  • To ensure students are aware that it is possible to recover from eating disorders
  • To make sure students know how they can find help for themselves and others, and how to prevent eating disorders from happening


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The Youth Track has been thoroughly piloted in PSHE lessons in a variety of schools around the UK

What young people have said:

‘It has made me understand what eating disorders really are and how they can affect normal people.’

‘It’ll make me look out for others, to identify and support people with disorders.’

‘I will be more compassionate.’

‘It will give me knowledge for the future so that if me or someone around me was to be ill with an eating disorder, I would know exactly what to do.’

‘I know the reasons why people feel the way they do and understand better that it’s not their will. I know now that it’s hard for them to change.’

‘It will make it easier to talk about eating disorders.’

What facilitators have said:

‘Very clear. Could easily be used by any teacher, whether trained or untrained in eating disorders.’

‘The resource appears professional and is presented in an accessible way for young people’

‘The lessons were all very good and informative, the students responded well to them and the PowerPoint was clear and easy to follow…’


Any questions or comments? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at youth@tastelifeuk.org

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