The Seattle Medium
How The Conversation Around Eating Disorders Is Changing For Women Of Color
This article in The Seattle Medium discusses the misconceptions and barriers to accessing eating disorder treatment for women of color and includes interviews from Project Heal and quotes from ERC's Megan Riddle.
Can Eating Disorders Be Genetic?
Focusing on research conducted by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the article discusses how genetics can be attributed to eating disorders. Dr. Harry Brandt shared his insight noting that continued research around the subject will provide a better understanding of the illness as well as the development of new treatments.
New pediatric guidelines aim to treat obesity without stigma. Critics say they’ll make bias worse.
This Boston Herald article focuses on the changes to the AAP guidelines. With perspective from someone with lived experience, the article discusses the potential negative impact these new guidelines may have. ERC's Jane Zeltser is featured in the piece.
'Body Grief' Can Happen After a Weight Change. Here's How to Cope With It
This insightful piece about body grief features Meredith Nisbet and outlines strategies for coping. Nisbet suggests leaning into the grief noting, "Body grief is the same as any other kind of grief. The more time you spend trying to pretend it's not happening, the longer you're going to keep experiencing it, and the more intense it will be."
Well + Good
The Implications of ‘Midsize’ Talk on TikTok Are Complicated—Here’s What To Consider
ERC National Clinical Response Manager Meredith Nisbet was quoted in this article about recent discussions on TikTok about being "Midsized" on Well + Good. In the piece, Nisbet contributes to the conversation noting, "'Midsize' is describing a group of folks who don't experience the stigma or limitations in navigating the world that fat folks do, but are carving out space to highlight their body image concerns and feelings of inadequacy compared to the thin ideal."
When Do You Share Your Body Issues With Your Child?
Dr. Allison Chase shares insight in this Parents Magazine article with caregivers who are curious about the right age to share with their children they struggled with body issues. In the article, Chase shares with the author, to answer "matter-of-factly and clearly. If she asks no more, then no need to answer more until she keeps asking - and only if she wants to know."
Disordered Eating Is Everywhere On Social Media. It’s Hurting Kids
Dr. Allison Chase shares insight in this article on Fatherly.com about the impact of social media on disordered eating. With TikTok feeds of "What I eat in a day," kids are bombarded with unrealistic and unhealthy images. Dr. Chase shares tips with caregivers on what to do if they are concerned about their child's eating, body image, or mood.
KFF Health News
Social Media Is Fueling Enthusiasm for New Weight Loss Drugs. Are Regulators Watching?
This article featured in KFF Health News outlines how social media influencers, celebrities, and marketing companies are advertising GLP1s as weight loss drugs (such as Ozempic) and discusses the money behind the business. In this piece, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar is quoted sharing why these advertisements are problematic.
These Are The Symptoms Of ARFID, An Eating Disorder Linked To Fear And Anxiety
BuzzFeed News interviewed Dr. Kim Anderson in this helpful and comprehensive piece about ARFID. Dr. Anderson shares how ARFID can develop, its symptoms, and treatment options.
The Sacramento Bee
Eating disorders are rising. California bill would require schools to address body shaming
In this Sacramento Bee article, Regional Nutrition Director Jessica Barth-Nesbitt is quoted sharing how the proposed bill could help increase education and awareness, helping to "dispel some of the misinformation that may be in the media around what an ideal or normal body is for people."