Eating Disorder Prevention Series

3 Tell-Tale Signs Your Child is Developing an Eating Disorder

April 22, 2010
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So far in our eating-disorder prevention series we’ve focused on stopping eating disorders before they begin (primary prevention). But even if you put all the protective factors in place — fostering a healthy body image, having regular family meals and declaring a diet-free household — there’s still a chance your child will develop an eating […]

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Eating Disorder Prevention (Part 3): How to Maximize the Power of Family Meals

April 1, 2010
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What parent doesn’t want their kid to eat a more nutritious diet, have a healthy body weight, excel in school, stay clear of behavior problems and be less likely to develop eating disorders?  Studies show that frequent family meals are associated with all these desirable outcomes.  Researchers are still trying to figure out what it […]

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Eating Disorder Prevention (Part 2): How to Raise Kids Who Love Their Bodies (and Don’t Diet)

March 16, 2010
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It’s bath time.  My 3-year old daughter stands naked in front of the mirror dancing, singing and relishing each movement her body makes. One thing is obvious: she loves her body (and herself) in the most pure way.  I want to keep her like this forever but I know there will come a day when […]

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Eating Disorder Prevention (Part 1): 3 Things Every Parent Must Know

March 1, 2010
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As parents we are inundated with information about getting our kids to eat healthier. We understand there’s a childhood obesity epidemic and many of us have probably struggled with our own eating and weight to some degree. But what we don’t hear much about is an extremely serious health issue that affects kids and adults […]

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