Free Parent Workshop! Tuesday, February 9th @5pm

Doorways to sponsor (iaedp™) International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Educational June Event

Emerging Eating Pathologies: What & Why?     This presentation will discuss how historically clinical presentations of eating disorders were stable and recently have morphed and diversified.  Three eating pathologies that have recently emerged will be discussed and these include The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1), Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder… Continue reading Doorways to sponsor (iaedp™) International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Educational June Event

Free Parent Workshop! Topic: When Healthy Eating becomes Unhealthy

May 6th – 5:30pm-6:30pm at Doorways What is the balance between feeding our kids “healthy” choices and teaching them it’s okay to enjoy foods with less nutritional density? Orthorexia is the term used to define the obsession with healthy eating. Come discuss ways to encourage your kids to make good choices without creating food rules… Continue reading Free Parent Workshop! Topic: When Healthy Eating becomes Unhealthy

Healthy Eating Habits for Middle Schoolers

As your middle schooler grows and develops, you may notice they start to eat a lot more. Their body is growing and additional food fuels this growth spurt. However, you may also notice that their eating habits start to shift. Perhaps they begin to shy away from fruits and veggies in favor of more sugar-filled,… Continue reading Healthy Eating Habits for Middle Schoolers

Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, there are a tremendous amount of benefits to exercising for adolescents including maintaining a healthy weight and the prevention of certain diseases later in life. Additionally, exercise provides better academic performance and the creation of a lifetime of healthy habits. In addition to physical health benefits, adolescents… Continue reading Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?

Eating Clean and Dieting: What it Means for Eating Disorders

“Clean eating” is a buzz phrase that you may be hearing lately. What does that mean, though? According to the Mayo Clinic, “clean eating is, in essence, a diet — just a way of eating. But it is also a way of living that lends itself to improving one’s health and wellbeing.” They go on… Continue reading Eating Clean and Dieting: What it Means for Eating Disorders

Is Social Media Negatively Impacting Your Teen’s Body Image?

According to a recent report from Common Sense Media, teens are spending an average of about nine hours on social media daily and this does not include what they may be using at school. Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have become an integral part of teenager’s lives, something that many teens feel… Continue reading Is Social Media Negatively Impacting Your Teen’s Body Image?

How to Survive Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

If your teen is struggling with body image, weight or food issues, the holidays make it so much more stressful. This is particularly true at Thanksgiving, which is a completely food centered holiday. According to The Huffington Post, some 10 million Americans are fighting an eating disorder. For them, the amount of food around the… Continue reading How to Survive Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

How to Talk to Your Teen About Their Weight

During the adolescent years, teenagers become increasingly more aware of what shapes their identity, and they also begin to see and value how others view their appearance, skills, and achievements. For these reasons, teens are often much more susceptible to eating disorders and can easily develop an unhealthy relationship with food, which has the potential… Continue reading How to Talk to Your Teen About Their Weight

4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

By the time your son or daughter reaches the teenage years, they will inevitably be involved and immersed in many interests as they explore their developing skills, talents, and passions. One of the most common pass times that teens typically enjoy at various degrees during adolescence and beyond is athletics. Participating in athletics is a… Continue reading 4 Ways You Can Instill a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Athlete

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