How do I get my child to eat? Here are some tips for parents in Family Based Treatment, written by Eva Musby, a parent who has been there.
Using hashtags like #cleaneating and #guiltfree perpetuate the idea that eating is somehow a moral issue. It sends the unhelpful message that there is a "right way" and "wrong way" to eat. Viewing food and eating this way can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and a condition known as orthorexia.
I wanted to shared the comments I posted on the ANZAED linkedin discussion board following the recent ANZAED conference on the Gold Coast. I have had the privilege of having been supervised by 'both camps' if you will and so feel in quite a unique position to comment. An interesting debate that I am sure will continue about the use of manuals in the eating disorders treatment field.