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  • An eating disorder is a serious mental illness.
  • Changes in food and eating behaviours, and feeling unhappy with body shape and size are common risk factors and potential signs of the onset of an eating disorder.
  • Eating disorders are increasing in children under the age of 12.
  • Parents, teachers and other adults can help to prevent eating disorders through role modelling a healthy relationship with food, exercise and their body.

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Reviewed on: 16-02-2023