Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention


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Maria struggles with a distorted body image and an irrational fear of becoming overweight. In her attempt to control her weight, she consumes large amounts of food and abuses laxatives to purge the calories from her body. Maria is showing some of the warning signs of _____.

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1. Samantha's parents have noticed that she has been very interested in cooking shows lately, although she doesn't want to join the family for eating in restaurants. They worry she may have an eating disorder. What other warning signs should they be looking out for?

2. Jenna had an eating disorder when she was younger and hopes to help her own daughters avoid going through what she went through. Which of the following would NOT be an appropriate measure for her to take in order to help prevent eating disorders in her daughters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The knowledge of the warning signs of eating disorders can lead to the prevention of them, and this quiz/worksheet will help test your understanding of the signs and prevention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following vocabulary, preventative measures, and warning signs:

  • Professional who gives healthy eating guidance
  • Calculation of person's weight-to-height ratio
  • Warning signs of an eating disorder
  • Inappropriate measure for preventing eating disorders
  • Eating disorder of binging and purging

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important warning sign and prevention information from the related eating disorders lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the reasons behind eating disorders and the need to promote a healthy body image
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define and recognize specific eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa

Additional Learning

To learn more about the warning signs and preventative measures for eating disorders, review the corresponding lesson on Preventing Eating Disorders. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces and defines eating disorders
  • Defines bulimia and anorexia nervosa
  • Identifies warning signs of both disorders
  • Provides preventative measures
  • Defines dietician and body mass index