Harwood, Valerie, 2009, Theorizing Biopedagogies, in J. Wright & V. Harwood (Eds.), Biopolitics and the ''Obesity Epidemic'': governing bodies, New York: Routledge, 15-30.
Across a range of contemporary contexts are instructions on bios: how to live, how to eat, how much to eat, how to move, how much to move. In short an extensive pedagogy is aimed at us: a pedagogy of bios, or what can be termed 'biopedagogy'. This biopedagogy is premised on a conflation between bios and health where there is far more at stake than simply 'being well'. As the chapters in this collection point out, the effectiveness of the 'obesity epidemic' in influencing beliefs, behaviours, and health and educational policies is very much tied to these practices that we are terming biopedagogy.