Jenna Tregarthen is an Australian that is just like one of millions worldwide that has a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. So, as a part of her PhD research, Jenna developed an app that helps individuals in both eating disorder treatment and recovery track their progress on their smart phones.
From Gürze Books, December 2011 e-Newsletter
I can't help noticing that you're one of the few larger people who doesn't let your weight get in the way. You seem to have a very positive attitude and you're always in a jolly mood. Just the sight of you makes people happy.
The holidays often involve family rituals and traditions where food has a central role, and can be a difficult time of year for those who struggle with their relationship to food and their bodies. The holidays also may be one of the few times that a family comes together each year, and planning ahead can help people with eating disorders and their loved ones manage these challenges and enjoy conversation and good times with friends and family during holiday celebrations.
The holiday season is tough to navigate for those who struggle with eating disorders. And we understand that some individuals want extra support during this trying season.
This year we are piloting a holiday planning class for Emily Program clients.
On Sept. 29 one of our community outreach coordinators posted thoughts about a new children's book coming out called "Maggie Goes on a Diet." (Read that post by clicking here.)
Recently, The Emily Program Foundation's Advocacy Group used their voices to educate the author of "Maggie Goes on a Diet" about the harm the book could cause. The Emily Program Foundation posted a blog outlining their advocacy efforts.
Click here to read The Emily Program Foundation's blog post.
It's an example of advocacy at its finest.