As a trusted adult in their life, you have a powerful voice, and eating disorders are deadly. In fact, every fifty-two minutes someone in the United States dies of an eating disorder. This is serious stuff.
Decades of research repeatedly point to the incredible influence that adults have on children’s body image, relationship with food, and the likelihood that a child will go on to develop an eating disorder.
You can act now and change the way that you talk to the kids in your life about food and body to protect their mental and physical health.