Food and eating disorders

Eating disorders are about much more than food, and yet food is at the forefront of the disorder. Food, or food restriction, is the expression of our disorder. That’s why parents need to learn to understand food as a metaphor, and learn not to give it any more power than it deserves.

Hunger Literacy_ teaching your child to identify and nourish their real hunger, by Anita Johnston, PhD-2  Beware of Skinny Teas when your child is at risk of or in recovery for an eating disorder, with @dothehotpants  Beware of weight-loss meal replacement shakes when your child is at risk for an eating disorder  Stop calling food good and bad, offer dessert a few times a week (or every day!), and other advice from dietician Alex Raymond  How Intuitive Eating Can Help Your Whole Family - An Interview with Christy Harrison  A Recipe for Soothing Your Child With Words Instead of Food-2

Legalize Food! For all parents, including those who have kids with eating disorders

What should I feed my kids? What are the most important food rules? Answers from Marci Evans, RD