Eating problems and your child

Your guide to the signs and helping them find support


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Eating problems can take a number of different forms from anorexia and bulimia to overeating and binge eating and can be a mixture of a few at the same time. 

Sometimes it can be hard to spot, as people with eating problems are often ashamed and keep it a secret. 

Eating disorders can be dangerous, and have serious health implications if they cause your child’s weight to drop too low or rise too high. 

In this leaflet, you’ll find information on various eating disorders, how to spot the signs and how you can help as a parent or carer.

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