Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating is a complex behavior that involves choosing what to eat, how much, when, and how to eat it. Eating the right balance of nutrients in the right amounts is important to stay healthy.

Problems with children's eating behaviors may include:

  • anorexia
  • bulimia
  • hyperphagia
  • overweight
  • pica
  • Pickwickian Syndrome
  • weight loss

 
Visit these websites for more information:

ANAD - National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Binge Eating Disorders - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Eating Disorders - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Helping Your Overweight Child - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. - Help and Hope When Children Struggle to Eat - Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat

What about a formal weight-loss program? - American Academy of Pediatrics

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