Need to talk to someone about eating disorders? Call 952-993-6200
Could it be an eating disorder? Most eating disorders start with a weight loss diet. So, at what point does disordered eating turn into a full-fledged eating disorder? If you suspect you or a loved one may be at that point, please review these symptoms or answer the screening questions provided below, then check out our tips for approaching someone with an eating disorder.
Park Nicollet Melrose Institute has created a set of Be You materials designed to encourage young people to take steps towards building a more positive body image, and to help adults identify signs and symptoms of a possible eating disorder. If you are interested in Be You bookmarks, locker clings or educational information, please call 952-993-6555
Running on Empty curriculum kit
Park Nicollet Melrose Institute has designed engaging, interactive curriculum to enhance your efforts in supporting young people as they come into their own and learn what it means to make positive choices for their emotional and physical health. “Running on Empty” offers clear objectives, accurate information, reliable resources and easy instructions for conducting activities and facilitating discussion about eating disorders. “Running on Empty” is suitable in various settings including classrooms, afterschool groups and community- or faith-based groups. We recommend you use the curriculum only with adults and young people* (girls and boys) in grades 6-12. The content is not appropriate for younger children.
The "Running on Empty" curriculum kit is $95, and includes a DVD of a professional performance of the play, facilitator's guide, script and poster. Order today!
*"Running on Empty" is available in two versions. The "PG" version is suitable for younger age groups; the "PG-13" version is appropriate for older teens and adults.
*In 2011 the National Health Information Awards, which honor high-quality consumer health information awarded Running On Empty: Can you tell who has an eating disorder? with a Bronze Award- Category: Total Health Information Program; Adolescents/Young Adults 13-20 years
- How Did This Happen? A practical guide to understanding eating disorders
- The Journey Toward Freedom: Rediscovering the pleasure of normal eating
- Journeys: True stories of hope and recovery from those who have lived through an eating disorder