The Eating Disorders Center at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides specialized outpatient services to children, adolescents and young adults for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. We address the full scope of symptoms that can accompany an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Center Staff
Children's Mercy focuses on the complex medical, psychological, and nutritional issues that contribute to an eating disorder. Our approach to wellness includes setting positive goals for nutritional health and body image, enhancing coping skills, and establishing a treatment plan for achieving and maintaining recovery. Our team includes specialists in:
- Adolescent medicine
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- Social work
Frequently, you will see the image of a sunflower within the EDC website and program materials. Why?
Sunflowers are a powerful symbol for recovery, as they always turn toward the sun, even when their surroundings are cloudy or overcast. To some, the sunflower promises power, warmth and nourishment – all attributes of the sun itself.