Eating Disorder Recovery, Education

Is ‘National Nutrition Month’ a Recovery-Positive Campaign?

As registered dietitians dedicated to the prevention and evidence-based treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, we found ourselves asking the following questions leading into National Nutrition Month®: Does National Nutrition Month® (NNM) align with Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating (ED/DE) recovery? As Health At Every Size® (HAES) informed professionals, to what extent might we ethically support… Continue reading Is ‘National Nutrition Month’ a Recovery-Positive Campaign?

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What is “Health At Every Size”?

THE HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE® APPROACH: Weight does NOT define Health. The framing for a Health At Every Size (HAES®) approach comes out of discussions among healthcare workers, consumers, and activists who reject both the use of weight, size, or BMI as proxies for health, and the myth that weight is a choice. The HAES®… Continue reading What is “Health At Every Size”?

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OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Formerly described at Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in the DSM-IV, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), is a feeding or eating disorder that causes significant distress or impairment, but does not meet the criteria for another feeding or eating… Continue reading OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

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Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Binge Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not… Continue reading Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

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Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists: Similarities and Differences

Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Nutritionists have a similar professional passion – to help guide others in living their best lives through individualized and balanced eating patterns, movement routines, and overall self-care. However, there are stark differences in the education, training, and legal certification processes between Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists that are important to recognize when… Continue reading Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists: Similarities and Differences