Eating Disorders

The Real Problem with the War on Obesity

By Chelsea Kronengold --Public health initiatives, like Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and state-mandated BMI letters, aimed at eradicating childhood obesity are problematic for many reasons.

Mythbusters: The Eating Disorder Edition

By Wendy York--Eating disorders are very serious conditions and, having lived with one of my own, I can attest to the misery and loneliness they bring about.

5 Things Everyone With an Eating Disorder Should Know About Their Insurance


By Joanna Kay--If you’ve ever sought treatment for an eating disorder, then it is likely that you’ve also struggled with insurance coverage.

Presumed Guilty: The Public’s Perception of Childhood Obesity

By Bailey Webber--They are mocked by their peers, scolded by their parents, lectured by doctors, and even judged by their government. Again and again, overweight kids are in the line of fire.

BED & Doctors: From Stigma to Support

By Chelsea Kronengold--For as long as I can remember, I have been told, rather shamed, by medical providers to lose weight.

Every time I went to the doctor, they would pull out the BMI chart, point to the obese category, and explain all the potential health consequences associated with my weight: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and death. However, time after time, doctors failed to mention the potential psychological consequences or source of my weight: Binge Eating Disorder.

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