Eating disorders affect approximately 10-13%
of college age females, and about 2-3% of college-age males.
Professionals have noted kids as young as 6 years old talking negatively about their bodies and trying to diet.
How can we help our kids navigate the world with
a healthy body image?
Over the next 3 weeks I am offering a free support group/class for parents in San Luis Obispo.
We will go over what eating disorders are, warning signs, how to talk to your kid/someone with an eating disorder, what you can do to model healthy behaviors, and whatever else you want to talk about.
This will be a safe space to talk about this stigmatized mental & physical illness.
Please invite your friends! This class is open to all.
While it is aimed at parents of middle/high schoolers, it is for anyone who wants to better understand what eating disorders are and how to help a loved-one.
I am not assuming that you or anyone in your family has an ED just because you showed up - this is good information for everyone, because we all know someone with an eating disorder.
Sundays at 6 pm, March 4, 11 & 18.
(Ideally come to all, but you can drop-in to any of them)
First Presbyterian Church (church library)
981 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hope to see you there!
Sign up for more free education whether or not you can make it to the classes:
March 8th is National Registered Dietitian Day!
Which this year, coincides with International Women's Day.
So what does that mean for the approximately 97% female RDs?
Double the awesomeness!
Not only are women making things happen, but RDs are changing (and saving) lives and often going unnoticed, not unlike many historic female positions.
A study in 2007 showed a median wage gap of $4,965 between male and female RDs. Even in female-dominated fields men tend to make more. Today as we celebrate RDs, also think about the gender parity.
Today, thank your dietitian; female, male, or otherwise.
For more info:
Libby is a Registered Dietitian focusing on student eating disorder treatment and prevention. She is working on the central coast to create wellness in individuals and the community.
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