Nutrition and Eating Disorders Hotlist

Amy Avina
Health Education: Health Care Perspectives for Teachers
University of San Diego Department of Continuing Education

Ask the Dietician: Bulimia
http://www.dietitian.com/bulimia.html
Website contains questions and answers from people struggling with the illness as well as links to a healthy body calculator and definitions for key terms.

Fact Sheet: Bulimia Nervosa
http://www.noah-health.org/english/illness/mentalhealth/cornell/conditions/bulimia.html
From NYs Presbyterian Hospital, this easy website contains answers to common questions about the disease as well as a list of several helpful textbooks for further information. I was excited to see textbooks listed here since we often rely on the internet alone for our information.

Puberty 101
http://www.puberty101.com/aacap_eating.shtml
A really interesting site containing information about all kinds of issues surrounding the teenage years. Includes depression, gay/lesbian issues, learning disabilities, knowing when threats are serious, etc.

Keep Kids Healthy: Adolescents
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/
This is another great resource for parents and teenagers which provides links to all kinds of problems that face teenagers. Includes ADHD, pregnancy, sports doping, and weight management.

Food Finder: Fast Food Facts
http://www.olen.com/food/
You might want to beware of this site: it contains instant information about the menu items at major fast food restaurants! Also includes additional links to further information about the hazards of eating too much fast food.

Medical School: Adolescent Nutrition
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/325/7096/34059.html?d=dmtContent
A primarily-narrative website about the nutritional habits and recommendations for young people. Includes information about the warning signs of eating disorders.

Seeking Wellness: Eating Disorders
http://www.seekwellness.com/nutrition/eating_disorders_overview.htm
Overview of eating disorders along with some links to texts and sites. Includes a book list which highlights the mother-daughter heredity issues of eating disorders.

Something Fishy
http://www.something-fishy.org/chatenter.htm
My students told me about this website which provides information and support to people with eating disorders. Includes information for helping loved ones.

Gurze Books: Men and Eating Disorders
http://www.gurze.com/site12_5_00/abouteating_males.htm
I was searching everywhere for information about men and this disease. Too often we associate the disease with girls when boys are also susceptible.

Weight-Watch Wisely: Children and Adolescents
http://www.weight-watch-wisely.com/kids.htm
A narrative website with information about proper weight management. Includes link to products for sale. I recommend this site only for the initial information to be used as an overview for teachers and parents.

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