Schools Look to ‘Mindful Eating’ To Prevent Eating Disorders In Students
While teenage girls are typically who you think of when you think about anorexia or bulimia, eating disorders often develop even earlier in young people’s lives. However, some schools are using a technique known as mindful eating in an effort to prevent their students from developing eating disorders.
The Washington Post recently explored how a small number of schools are using the practice designed to cultivate “present moment awareness” during eating. Studies have shown mindful eating can be effective in preventing overeating and obesity, but new research also suggests the technique may also head off eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia before they can develop.