Miriam Belsham from NZEDC comments on a recent BBC article on Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) titled “Teenager 'blind' from living off crisps and chips”.
A 90 minute interactive talk led by dietetic interns at Massey University and Garalynne Stiles, NZRD.
Come and learn about normal healthy eating, tips on how to re-feed your child, how to interpret weight changes and how to manage fullness.
Venue: New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic
52 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Cost: $50 per couple(others acting in the parental role are welcome – please arrange alternative care for your children)
Next date: Thursday 11th April 7pm
Family Based Treatment (FBT) is a behavioural treatment empowering parents to manage their child’s eating disorder through a firm, compassionate focus on renourishment efforts with gradual transition of control over eating back to the adolescent to enable a quick return to normal child or adolescent development, reflected in both eating behaviour and daily life.
We are excited to announce two important training opportunities end of February 2019 with Kellie Lavender from NZEDC for Family Based Treatment (FBT).
FAT TALK was a powerful evening and a safe space for those living in larger bodies or who generally feel uncomfortable in their bodies to have open and honest conversations about weight. Everyone left with a renewed sense of hope that the only path to happiness is not, in fact, by changing our bodies, but by changing attitude to our bodies and getting skeptical about the fat phobic messages we receive from multiple sources on a daily basis.