How Parents and Caregivers Can Influence and Help Prevent Eating Disorders Among Their Children

How Parents and Caregivers Can Influence and Help Prevent Eating Disorders Among Their Children

Eating disorders and disordered eating among children and adolescents have become increasingly common in recent years, especially since the onset of COVID-19 (McCarthy, 2022; Smith, 2021). One study estimates that 6% of children between the age of 10 and 11 meet the criteria for subclinical anorexia nervosa, 0.2% for subclinical bulimia nervosa, 0.5% for subclinical…