When Food Is Family

Key ingredients in the eating disorder mix

Judy Scheel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., author of When Food Is Family, is the Founder and Executive Director of Cedar Associates Foundation.


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About When Food Is Family

WFF looks at how relationships play a role EDs. Known as Attachment Theory, emotional support, empathy and acceptance a child receives enables self-worth throughout life. Without healthy attachments, self-esteem is diminished; food is a replacement for relationships an individual craves. Causes of EDs are complex and are unique as is the individual who develops one. Understanding psychological & relational aspects is important in choosing treatment and in establishing an infrastructure for long-term recovery.   

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