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Connections: the rate of eating disorders among young people is increasing

Aug 22, 2019

The rate of eating disorders among young boys and girls is on the rise. Experts blame this on a wide range of reasons, not the least of which is societal pressure and unrealistic ideas of what makes a healthy body. Our panel discusses the impact of pressuring children to cut calories at a young age.

Guests:

--Dr. Deborah Pierce, M.D., clinical associate professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center

--Terra Keller, chief operating officer of Foodlink

--Aaron Williams, nurse practitioner

--Rick Russotti, health & physical education teacher and track/cross country coach at Bishop Kearney High School