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Medicine’s Ellen Rome notes that the pandemic has affected eating disorders

In girls as young as 7, weight may predict odds for eating disorder

U.S. News & World Report: Ellen Rome, professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, noted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected eating disorders in both predictable and atypical ways. It’s important to talk more about health and wellness than weight, she added. Instead of criticizing a child’s weight, Rome said a doctor might say: “This year we’re going to let you get taller and focus on learning how to eat really well.”