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Find hope. 888-364-5977

Eating Disorder Self-Assessment Quiz For Parents

Children as young as six have been diagnosed with eating disorders. How can you tell if your child or teenager has a problem with food or eating? Use this self-assessment tool as a guide.

Answer these 7 questions honestly:

1. Does it seem to you that your child has lost control over how they eat?

2. Does your child ever make themself sick because they feels uncomfortably full?

3. Does your child believe they are fat, even when others say they are too thin?

4. Do food and/or thoughts about food dominate your child’s life?

5. Do thoughts about changing their body or weight dominate your child’s life?

6. Are shared meals difficult because of your child’s eating behavior or comments about food, eating, or body image?

7. Are you or others worried about your child’s weight?

In this informal survey, 2 or more "yes" answers strongly indicate the presence of disordered eating.

Adapted from the Scoff Questionnaire by Morgan, Reid & Lacy-BMJ, 1999.

Start the journey to recovery now

When a child struggles with an eating disorder, the situation affects the entire family. At The Emily Program, we use Family-Based Therapy, including the renowned Maudsley Approach, for developing personalized treatment plans for children and adolescents, involving parents, siblings, and other family members in the recovery journey. Learn more. Call us today 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online form to begin the eating disorder assessment process. There is help. And hope.

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