Anorexia Nervosa – A General Overview

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]    Christina Ripp, MA Anorexia Nervosa is perhaps the most well-known eating disorder, in part due to the celebrity of some individuals who have suffered and recovered from the disorder. This condition is complex, with behaviors and subtypes that may be expressed differently for each…

Food Cravings and Pica; An Overview

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN How many times have you made the comment “my body must need something because I feel like I am craving chocolate, steak, liver etc.” and then proceeded to grab the particular food desired? Many times we have said that we are craving a…

Selective Eating Disorder and Picky Eating

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN A picky eater, we all know someone (usually a child), who fits this description or we may be one ourselves. What exactly does it mean and is it harmful? Picky eating is actually classified as a spectrum or continuum…