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Managing eating disorders during the holidays

The holidays are a time many people look forward to, filled with food and family gatherings. But for many people, especially those with eating disorders, this time of the year can be challenging. Get tips for supporting children with eating disorders here.

Kyle overcomes unlikely disorder

Kyle was diagnosed with an unlikely eating disorder affecting his ability to thrive, but Children's Minnesota gives him the power overcome his challenges.

What’s new in eating disorders? A presentation by Dr. Le Grange

April 18, 2017, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul


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Kathleen rises above her uncommon combination of disorders

After battling an eating disorder and a rare autonomic condition, Kathleen hopes to inspire others.

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Children's Minnesota experts are leaders in the development of treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). ARFID is a newly recognized eating disorder that is characterized by a lack of interest in eating or food, avoidance based on the sensory characteristics of food (e.g. textures), or a concern about aversive consequences of eating (e.g. fear or vomiting, choking or abdominal pain). Patients with ARFID do not exhibit body image concerns but their eating patterns interfere with appropriate growth or result in weight loss or impairments in daily functioning.

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which there’s a cycle of binging and purging calories through actions like vomiting, laxatives or compulsive exercise. It’s related to self-image.

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which people obsess about their weight and what they eat. They maintain a body weight well below what’s normal for their height and age, often through starving or excessive exercise. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among teen girls according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.


Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.

Children’s Minnesota Dedicates New Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.

Grand Rounds: Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis

This week's grand rounds will feature: