Holiday dinners and Eating Disorders

Large gatherings around food can be very difficult for people who have an eating disorder.

We think we know everything about people in our families and our friends. We think we know the people we work with every day.

People do not always discuss their eating disorder with coworkers, family and friends. Some people are private about it.

Try to be sensitive to others. If someone is not eating or prefers not to sit at the table, just let them do what they seem more comfortable doing.

If you are aware that someone at the table has an eating disorder, let them make their own choices at a holiday function. It is not the time or place to force someone to eat or embarrass them in front of people.

Everyone should enjoy the holidays in their own way and feel normal for a day.

God bless,

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