This week, the Northeast Independent School District and the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio are teaming up to help teach kids the dangers of "fat talk."
The program is being taught in conjunction with "Fat Talk Free Week" and is being presented to 6th graders during their health class.
"Fat talk" is when someone calls themselves fat or someone else fat.
Some 6th graders said they hear this talk all the time at school.
"A lot of people are calling people fat," said Hannah. "And they're saying they don't want to eat."
Kasi Howard, with the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio, said their goal is to teach students the harmful impact this talk can have on someone.
"I'm sadly surprised to hear how relevant it is to them," said Howard. "To hear the fat talk that they are hearing at their schools, to hear them say, 'I see girls not eating lunch.'"
Howard said through some interactive activities, they are trying to teach students to cut out all fat talk and to stop others from talking bad about themselves as well.
"I kind of feel bad that they feel that way about themselves, when I don't see them like that," said Thomas Vahalik, a 6th grader.
Howard said the negative effects of fat talk are serious and aside from low self-esteem and a negative body image, it could lead to an eating disorder or worse.
"We are really trying to get out the idea that thinner is not better," said Howard. "That there is not a thin ideal that you have to live up to, but as long as you are listening to your body (and) following your intuition, then you can be happy and healthy."