Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 1 to 7)

True of False?

12%-30% of girls, and 9%-25% of boys aged 10 to 14 report dieting to lose weight.


In today’s age of social media, children and teens are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve a certain standard of beauty, leading to an increased rate of eating disorders, such as anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

While the risk factors for eating disorders are complex, some common risk factors include:
– Body dissatisfaction
– Dieting
– Low self-esteem
– Trauma

On this Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we encourage you to check in with your children, model healthy habits, and help build their self-esteem, reminding them of their self-worth.