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Encouragement and advice for caregivers from others who have experienced caring for a child with an eating disorder.
Turning away favorite foods, fixation on cooking/baking, delaying the eating process, and hiding under baggy clothing are some of the early warning signs of an eating disorder.
Starvation happens when your body uses up more energy than the nutrition you take in. Learn more about types of starvation and how to address them.
The stress caused by an eating disorder can affect many systems of the body, including hormones, brain development, the heart and blood vessels, the digestive system and bone growth.
Simple changes to your home environment can help support your child's recovery.
Find out more about what to do if you think your child may have an eating disorder.
A parent's most important job is to stand up against the eating disorder, even when it causes your child to be upset.
All foods can fit into a healthy diet with balance, variety and moderation and shouldn't be called "good" or "bad."
The best way to decrease binge eating is by eating three meals and two to three snacks each day that meet energy needs.