Dr. Jennifer Hagman, Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Children's Hospital Colorado gives tips for teachers and coaches to help a student with an eating disorder.
• Discuss your concerns with the child or adolescent first, and suggest that he or she talks with the parents.
• Expect denial of any problem. You may have to talk with the parents, but always let the adolescent know that you will be doing this and why.
To learn more about Children's Hospital Colorado's Eating Disorder Program, the Rocky Mountain region's most comprehensive center for evaluation and treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents and young adults through age 21, please visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions/psych/eatingdisorders/index.aspx