Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely. Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals.

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

See below. If someone at risk for developing eating disorders experiments with weight loss, this can spiral into worsening eating disorder symptoms. Can listening to a healthy eating program be a trigger by itself? Well, school programs haven't been successful so far at weight loss for everyone, so we might infer that having a predisposition for eating disorders risk is the issue to be concerned about. Read more...
Possibly. If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). Read more...