The Parent's Guide to Childhood Eating Disorders: A Nutritional Approach to Solving Eating Disorders

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A successful new approach to treating eating disorders in preteens and teens, from a nationally renowned expert in the field.

In a society where eating disorders are rampant, it often takes special awareness and vigilance to raise children who will come to the dinner table free of the modern food-related phobias: fear of being fat, fear of excess calories, and obsession with physical appearance. Emphasizing a nutritional approach to treatment, The Parent's Guide to Childhood ...

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Overview

A successful new approach to treating eating disorders in preteens and teens, from a nationally renowned expert in the field.

In a society where eating disorders are rampant, it often takes special awareness and vigilance to raise children who will come to the dinner table free of the modern food-related phobias: fear of being fat, fear of excess calories, and obsession with physical appearance. Emphasizing a nutritional approach to treatment, The Parent's Guide to Childhood Eating Disorders will prove to parents that effective solutions can begin in the home with a reasonable investment of time, effort, and love. This groundbreaking guide includes information on:

- spottng early warning signs

- normalizing eating and exercises

- dealing with school, friends, sports, and camp

- knowing when to seek professional help

- avoiding a relapse

As an expert in eating disorders, a former anorexic, and the mother of two teenagers, Dr. Marcia Herrin speaks with rare authority and understanding. The Parent's Guide to Childhood Eating Disorders takes readers step-by-step through the healing journey that Herrin makes with each of her patients.

This important new addition to the literature is a warm, accessible guide that all parents concerned about eating disorders will turn to for practical and reassuring information.

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An excellent guide to children's eating disorders, chiefly anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, this book urges parents to be watchful; prevention, after all, starts at home. First, Herrin, founder and codirector of the Dartmouth College Eating Disorders Prevention, Education, and Treatment Program and a former anorexic herself, covers early warning signs of eating disorders and shows how they differ from bad habits. She also addresses how to deal with situations, like school and summer camp, that remove teens from parents' radar. There is also much information on nutrition, with specifics on individualizing a food plan (menus and portions) and normalizing exercise patterns. Finally, parents are shown how to seek professional help. Herrin's sound and empowering advice applies both to girls and to boys, who are often sadly overlooked. Including charts of body-mass index and lists of residential facilities and hospital programs, organizations, and web sites, this is highly recommended for public libraries. Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805066494
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/6/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia Herrin, Ph.D., is the founder and co-director of the Dartmouth College Eating Disorders Prevention, Education, and Treatment Program. She also has a private practice specializing in eating disorders. Herrin received her doctorate in nutrition from Columbia University. She has been featured in People magazine and has appeared on The Today Show and 48 Hours. She lives in Enfield Center, New Hampshire.

Nancy Matsumoto was a staff correspondent for People magazine for eight years and has been a contributor to Time, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in New York City.

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