promote body acceptance in children

Five Ways to Promote Body Acceptance in Children

by Jillian Lampert, Ph.D. Over 30 million individuals in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. So it’s important to understand ways to combat disordered eating and promote body acceptance in children. For parents who are hoping to teach body appreciation and food acceptance, it’s important to understand eating disorders and to foster a household of gratitude. Promoting body …

Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important questions he answered for us. 1. Do you have any advice about FBT for eating disorders? Answer recap: FBT (family therapy) is one of the evidence-based therapies available for eating disorders. It’s effective for a certain group of patients. Its …

Social Justice, Fatphobia, and Eating Disorders, by Meghan Cichy, RDN

Dismantling fatphobia and weight stigma, as well as other systems of body oppression at a systemic and institutional level, will be necessary if we are to put an end to eating disorders. The discrimination facing larger bodies is serious: weight stigma has been shown to impact mental and physical health by increasing risk for elevated blood pressure, unhealthy weight control …

People Who Have Experienced Trauma and Have an Eating Disorder Require Specialized Treatment Plans, by John Levitt, PhD

Estimates tend to vary, but data suggests that from approximately 68%-98% of people who attend eating disorder treatment programs report histories of sexual, and other, abuse or trauma. This suggests that when we treat eating disorders we need be prepared to treat a potentially underlying trauma history and even, possibly, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When I work with someone …