I want to share this moving poem submitted as as assignment in a college-level creative writing class. Emma is in a strong recovery now, but her insightful poem about what it is like to have an eating disorder when no one notices…or when it feels like no one notices gives those of us who are friends or family members of someone suffering from an eating disorder a lot to think about, Marcia   Gone by Emma…

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Recently a mom called me about her 6-year old son, Ben, who was so picky that he was eating less than 5 different foods. Some days Ben refused to eat at all. Ben had always been a picky eater, his mother told me, but now his pickiness seemed to be getting worse and was causing a lot of stress at the dinner table. Mom was quite certain that her son didn’t have an eating disorder…

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Hope you can join me for a new experience—Tweeting at 2pm EDT today (Tuesday 9/17/13). Sign in to http://www.tweetchat.com/ (Note, you don't have to use tweetchat–it's just a a great and easy interface). In the green 'Go' box, enter: #AEDchat. TheTweetChat will be one-hour and moderated by Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating. The Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) is sponsoring regular tweetchats. You can Follow AED's tweets ( @aedweb). My TweetChat Topic: Food Rules–Eating…

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University of Rochester pediatrician Richard Kreipe, MD, an expert in treating eating disorders talks to his patients about the  “food rules” created by the eating disorder in the following way. Dr. Kreipe kindly has given me permission to share this information. To hear Dr. Kreipe talk about the importance of incorporating schools and families in an adolescent’s health care click here.     Food Rules that Govern Eating Disorders 1)      I acknowledge the hard-work and…

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