Feature Articles: Eating Disorders
Tips on preventing an eating disorder
Greta Hopke, RD, and Candance Gabel, MS, RD, LD, associate state nutrition specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Educate yourself. Understand the processes, self-talk,
and behaviors that may lead to the development of an eating disorder.
Keep in mind your personal positive qualities and talents.
Build up your self-image, body-image, and self-esteem; accept
who you are inside and outside.
Use food and eating to nourish and provide energy for your
body, not as a reward or punishment.
Understand there are no good or bad foods, simply
aim for balance, variety, and moderation in your healthful eating
For more information, see the other Food, Fitness and Eating Disorders feature articles or visit the following websites:
- Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Eating Disorders Association
- Eating Disorders Mirror Mirror
Kolodny, N. (2004). The beginner's guide to eating disorder recovery. Carlsbad, CA: Gürze Books.
Williams, M. (2005). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport. 7th Ed. New York: McGraw Hill.
Last update: Tuesday, February 22, 2011