What is Body Image?

Body positivity is about loving yourself and others regardless of physical appearance. It’s about encouraging self-positivity, acceptance and health. Body positivity doesn’t focus on looks; it identifies people by their strengths and non-physical characteristics.

Body Positivity

Body Positivity: An Important Message for Girls, AND Boys

As social media continues to play a major role in our society, talking to your child about body positivity is more important than ever - and it’s not just a topic for girls. Boys struggle with body image too.

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Eating Disorders: Awareness is the First Step

When an eating disorder is suspected, the temptation to “wait it out” or see if a patient “snaps out of it” over time may be strong. Pediatric providers must be aware that early and aggressive treatment of eating disorders, with rapid weight restoration in underweight patients, is associated with the best outcomes.

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Anorexia Nervosa: Parents as Part of the Treatment Team

Parents and caregivers are an integral part of recovery for anorexia nervosa and, as a result, are one of the most important members of the treatment team.

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"To the Bone" and Eating Disorder Treatment: Did Netflix Get it Right?

The Netflix movie To the Bone portrays a semi-autobiographical story about a girl's journey through recovery from an eating disorder. Overall, this movie seeks to raise awareness about something that doesn’t get enough discussion. But in doing so, it raises many questions.

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Binge Eating Disorder: Not Just Overeating

Binge eating, binge watching Netflix, binge drinking, binge shopping. There are many uses in our culture for the word “binge.” But what does it really mean? By definition, binge means indulging in an activity to excess. One activity people often associate with the word binge is eating.


PediaByte 41: Anorexia Nervosa

Listen to Dr. Mike and Dr. Terrill Bravender discuss anorexia nervosa.


PediaByte 42: Bulimia Nervosa

Listen to Dr. Mike and Dr. Terrill Bravender discuss bulimia nervosa.

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