Eating disorders are a serious mental health issue that began to increase among school-age children during the pandemic. Females—and especially those with ADHD—are at greater risk for this illness. Understanding the various types of eating disorders and the warning signs of each may help you recognize a potential problem before it becomes serious.
The link between artificial food dyes and hyperactivity in kids is a hot topic for researchers, regulators, policymakers, and consumer advocates. Anecdotally, parents, too, attest to the harmful effect food dyes have on their child’s behavior as well as on school performance.
Eating disorders are a serious mental illness that have spiked among adolescents since the onset of the pandemic. Following are strategies to help prevent eating disorders by changing your family’s perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs around eating, food, and weight.