This guide explains what to do if you think your child or adolescent (teen) may have an eating disorder. Your support is very important in helping your child or adolescent. A list of resources is included.
The Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is a voluntary inpatient program for people over the age of 17 who have an eating disorder. This pamphlet gives information about who the Eating Disorder Inpatient Program is for and where it is located, your health care team, what will happen on your first day, and what treatment you will have. Information about passes, visitors, and how your support person(s) can help with your recovery is also included.
Family-based treatment (FBT) is an outpatient treatment for eating disorders (like anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa) in children and adolescents (teenagers). FBT focuses on supporting parents and/or guardians in stopping their child or adolescent’s disordered eating and helping them eat in a more healthy way. This pamphlet explains what causes eating disorders, how parents and other family members can help, who will be on your child or adolescent’s treatment team, and how FBT works. A …
This pamphlet includes instructions for writing in a food journal, such as writing down your goals for the week and when to write in your food diary. The pamphlet also includes portion recommendations from Canada's Food Guide, a hunger/fullness rating scale, and pages to keep a food journal.
When a person has an eating disorder, they have trouble choosing foods that will help them live a good life. An eating disorder needs to be treated as soon as possible. Not having enough nutrition can cause serious medical problems. Parents play an important role in their child or adolescent’s (teen’s) recovery. This pamphlet explains how parents can help their child or adolescent during meals.
Having a good relationship with food and exercise is important for your physical and mental health. This pamphlet helps you to think about your relationships with food and physical activity. It also explains what to do if you are worried that you might have an eating disorder. A list of resources is provided.