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July 2, 2013

Building Eating Disorder Awareness

Last week was a great week for eating disorder awareness.

The media outlets reported on the new University of Minnesota study that found there is a lesser chance of children developing disordered eating or an eating disorder when their parents talk to them about being healthy rather than their shape or size.

You can read more about this from the Star Tribune or check out the FOX9 News story that aired last week.

This is an important topic and could help change the conversations we all have with our families and friends. Positive conversations begin with us as individuals – “health” can be found and maintained by people of all shapes and sizes. Changing the conversation begins with each of us promoting health and wellness instead of dieting, shame, and striving for an unrealistic “ideal” body.

Get help. Find hope.