South Washington County Schools

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, including children. Dr. Carol Bernstein of NYU School of Medicine has talked about how hard it can be to spot eating disorders in young children, but says, “What you look for is the same – they stop eating, they start to restrict food intake or binge.” Please see your child’s doctor if an eating disorder is suspected.                        

Click here for a literature review on the surprising benefits of the family meal.  Families who have frequent family meals often see many benefits: healthy food selections, academic success, demonstration of positive values, and the avoidance of high-risk behaviors.