Cooking from scratch and eating with family and friends can connect us not only to one another, but also to parts of the world that we might not even be aware of. – Greg Atkinson
Food is so much more than fuel for our bodies. When we purchase and gather food, we empower the people and systems that produced that food to continue, giving tacit approval to their methods. – Greg Atkinson
“When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.” – Ellyn Satter, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Family Therapist
Contrary to the cultural message that our weight and size is who we are – the body and the self are not equal.
The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Without treatment, up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die. With treatment, the mortality rate falls to 2-3%. – mirasol.net
35 percent of people who start a “normal” diet will take their diet to unhealthy extremes, and up to 25 percent of this group will develop a full-blown eating disorder. -North Dakota State University
69% of girls ages 10 to 18 confirm that photographs of models and celebrities in magazines inspired their desired body shape. – “Women’s Self-Esteem Affected By Idealized Female Images… But Not In The Way You Think.” The Huffington Post.
1 in 5 women struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating. 90% of those are between the age of 12 and 25. -The Emily Program Foundation
Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Eating disorders are a mental illness, they are not a choice.
Eating disorders affect over 14 million Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide.