Best practice communication and targeted programs are key to helping prevent the development of eating disorders and reduce stigma and ignorance.



Preventing Eating Disorders

‘Prevention’ refers to specific programs or interventions designed to reduce risk factors, enhance protective factors and ultimately stop the increasing rate of eating disorders in our society.
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Effective communication serves to influence social norms, beliefs and behaviours, and is key to bringing about change.

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Do No Harm

Care must be taken in promoting information about eating disorders in order to ensure positive outcomes, rather than accidental harm.

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The Boomerang Effect

Despite having the best of intentions, occasionally health promotion efforts can cause unintended harm.

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Media Guidelines

Eating disorders are often misunderstood and underestimated in our society, resulting in the use of inaccurate reporting and language with a potentially negative impact.

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