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Tasty Tuesday by Anna Grindeland, RD, CD: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Anna Grindeland, RD, CD

This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are a serious condition that can affect people from all walks of life: Men, Women, the young and old. This week is dedicated to bringing awareness and destroying stigmas and stereotypes associated with eating disorders.

Did you know….

  • There are biological, social, and psychological risk factors associated with developing an eating disorder.
  • Warning signs of an eating disorder can be subtle, like fluctuations in weight, making vague gastrointestinal complaints, eating a single low-calorie food or drink excessively, or new dental problems like cavities, loss of enamel, or swollen salivary glands. Get a full list here.
  • At least 10 million men will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime.

If you are someone you love are showing signs of disordered eating, take this short SCREENING TEST to find out if you could benefit from treatment options. The tool is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

The National Eating Disorders Helpline number is (800) 931-2237.

Or go to https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline for more information on eating disorder screening, treatment options, and support.

This information was provided by the NEDA website. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

Try this exercise to help foster Body Positivity:

Make a list of 10 things you love about yourself, including activities and interests, your capabilities, and personality—but nothing related to your looks or weight. Keep this list in a visible area so you are reminded regularly just how great you are.

This is a great activity to do with friends, too!

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