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According to the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of Ireland, children as young as 5 are displaying signs of poor body image – and some 7 & 8 year olds have developed eating disorders.

We have put together these articles & resources for parents to help understand & recognise if their child or teenager may have a problem & to know where to go for help. 

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Reading Materials

"Eating Disorders - a Resource for Parents", The booklet is available in hardcopy by contacting Bodywhys.

Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers Janet Treasure, Psychology Press, Latest edition 2012

When Your Child Has An Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers, Abigail H Natenshon, Jossey Bass, 1999.

Gurze Books specialise in Eating Disorders publications. Visit

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