Whether you are parents to a teenager or a toddler, instilling a healthy relationship with food is important at any age. A healthy eating pattern may prevent several chronic and metabolic diseases later in life like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
But in a world where it has become a trend of labelling things and people, it can be challenging to teach kids about food in a positive way. As a result, most kids develop eating disorders early in life. Children can’t often express what they struggle with emotionally and parents fail to pick up the subtle signs of eating disorders. From anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa to binge-eating and avoidant-restrictive-food-intake disorders, there are several kinds of eating disorders that may harm your child’s health. As compared to toddlers, teenagers are more likely to develop an eating disorder. Here are 5 subtle signs of an eating disorder that every parent must look out for.