An eating disorder is more than just about food. It is a type of mental illness that involves unhealthy thoughts and behaviours towards food, weight and your body shape. Although it is treatable, the symptoms and consequences can be detrimental to the person's health and well-being.
If you believe a child or youth is struggling with an eating disorder, the Kelty Eating Disorders website can help you find the answers you need. It is a website dedicated to connect you with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey including:
- the different types of eating disorders
- key signs and symptoms that can indicate there is a problem
- available treatment options that exist in BC
- recommendations and suggestions for next steps that can be taken
Visit the Kelty Eating Disorders website to find out more.
Parents and caregivers can also find practical tips and resources in our Eating Well section, from managing picky eating at mealtimes, to promoting a positive body image and relationship with food.