This year, the National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week falls between February 25
th and March 3
rd. NEDA wants you to know that the 2019 theme,
Come as You Are, sends a message to those at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that each story is equally important. NEDA is the largest nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals and their families struggling with eating disorders.
Did you know?
Eating disorders can happen at any age, despite stereotypes.
You cannot determine if someone has an eating disorder just by
looking at them. Eating disorders can develop in individuals of
different body sizes, weights, and shapes.
Of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality
The first step towards recovery is the diagnosis of an eating disorder. The treatment plan typically involves a combination of psychological and nutrition counseling in addition to medical and psychiatric monitoring. Trinity Muscatine Public Health is staffed with dietitians who can help you establish a plan to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. What to expect when meeting with a dietitian for an eating disorder:
Learn how nutrition affects the body and understand how an eating
disorder can cause nutrition and physical problems.
Create regular eating patterns – typically 3 meals a day with regular
Discuss any behaviors you have related to food and your concerns
about changing these behaviors.
Together, create a healthy eating plan that works for you.