Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Eating Disorder Service

Information for family and friends

Tips on eating healthily for body and mind

  • Eat regular meals – if you skip meals you’ll get hungry at other times and may end up feeling out of control of your eating
  • Eat balanced meals – fats, vegetables, protein, fruit, dairy, carbohydrates: our bodies and brains need all of these to be healthy
  • Eat everything in moderation – don’t ban foods: you’ll end up craving them
  • Eat together as a family – evidence suggests this can help prevent eating disorders

Last updated: 2 April, 2019