Do You Know Enough about Eating Disorders?
- Eating disorders are serious problems for women and men
- Over 1/2 of teen girls and nearly 1/3 of teen boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as fasting, smoking, vomiting, and taking laxatives
- Compulsive Overeating is a major contributor to obesity
- Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
- More than 11 million Americans -- 200,000 Minnesotans and 230,000 Washingtonians have an eating disorder; 10% are male
- Dieting and bingeing are “gateway” behaviors for eating disorders
We provide Educational Seminars that teach you and your colleagues how to respond to the early warning signs of eating disorders.
These Educational Seminars are ideal for any professional who works with people--physicians, dentists, therapists, faculty, school staff, clergy, dietitians, personal trainers, etc—as well as for the general public.
These engaging presentations help you to:
- Recognize the signs, symptoms and effects of eating disorders (compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, etc.)
- Intervene confidently and effectively with people showing signs of disordered eating and body image problems
- Identify treatment options
- Support individuals before, during, and after treatment
- Utilize effective prevention strategies
- Understand—and positively influence—food and body-image difficulties pervasive in our culture
For more information or to schedule a seminar:
In Minnesota, contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 651.645.5323 ext. 1168.
In Washington, contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 206.283.2220 ext. 1802.
Although we can typically accommodate most requests, we appreciate a minimum of 6-week notice for your event.
Click here for a list of videos we suggest for educators' use in classrooms.