Children/young people may ask for healthier food - there may be a reason i.e. healthy eating week at school. Whilst eating disorders are serious, potentially life threatening mental health conditions, it is important to remember that they are relatively rare.
EMERGENCY SYMPTOMS - seek immediate medical advice if:
sudden or rapid weight loss
Food or fluid refusal longer than 24 hours
Complaints of chest pains
Concerns, evidence or information about daily vomiting
Eating Disorders Information
ABC (Anorexia & Bullimia Care)
Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide by Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Bryan Lask.
Skills-based learning for caring for a loved one with an eating disorder by Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane.
Anorexia and other eating disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well by Eva Musby.