How Reliance on BMI Keeps Us Sick People are not data points. Here is why physical indicators like the Body Mass Index should be decentralized from DSM’s Eating Disorder Criteria. By Carolina Harr and Elie Kopstein Elie: When I was 15 years old, I was hospitalized for my eating disorder (ED). I
A Simple Guide for What to Say: Holidays Edition Recorded November 28, 2021 With the holiday season rapidly approaching, and the many challenges the last 18 months have placed on gatherings, many of us are looking forward to finally spending time with family and friends at holiday parties, family dinners, and other
How can I support my child who has special dietary restrictions due to food allergies or other medical issues?
It makes sense that as a parent, you'd be concerned about this. People who have reason to pay special attention to their diet are at an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder. Normalizing the things you need to do to manage the illness is a key strategy for success. Be clear, transparent,
Dr. Jason Nagata shares why it's important to understand that boys struggle with body image just like girls, though sometimes it looks different. Dr. Nagata shares several red flags to look for in boys who might be struggling with body image. You can learn more signs to look for here. Based on Dr.
Body image concerns are unfortunately very typical for girls. It is not a reflection of things going on at home or any one parent. (1:16) The pandemic has also exacerbated this issue for many. (1:41) Avoid making appearance-related comments. Make it clear to your kids that you value them for more than just
How can adults show kids how to love/appreciate the body we each live in? This month we are addressing a question from a mom, we’ll call her Samantha. Sam wants to role model and teach her kids to love and appreciate their body. For Sam, this is sometimes difficult, especially on days
What to ask your doctor if they recommend weight loss or gain (1:11). Changes in weight during childhood are normal (1:30). Tips for encouraging movement without focusing on weight (2:03) Tips for encouraging eating habits without focusing on weight (3:30) Did you enjoy this video? Catch up on the
Can I really trust my kid to eat "healthy"? As adults, our role is to choose what foods are offered and when and where they are provided. As children, their role (which we can trust them to do) is to decide how much to eat, whether they will
Are you concerned about an athlete's food & body image? Athletes statistically have a greater chance of developing an eating disorder than the non-athlete population. If you are concerned that an athlete you coach may be showing signs of an eating disorder, no matter how small, use the information below to help you
The state of youth sports and opportunities for children’s health Recorded in the month of May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, WithAll's What to Say Instagram Live Series, "The State of Youth Sports and Opportunities for Children's Health" featured four amazing women who are incredibly influential in sport. They shared