Have you found yourself obsessing over how many calories you eat in a day? Or isolating from social engagements for fear of eating too much?
Is your 10 year old commenting about how “fat” they are, or you notice that they have been missing at mealtimes, or complaining that they had a big lunch so aren’t hungry at dinner?
Do you spend a lot of time in front of the mirror checking your body, pinching parts of your body, or criticizing yourself because of how you look? Do you ever exercise to the point of exhaustion, or use exercise as a form of punishment?
These might be passing concerns but they are also signs of what we can see with budding eating disorders, so it could be useful to explore in a conversation with one of our team.
Dana Greene, MS ,RD, LDN
Food can be a complicated, wonderful, difficult subject. Understanding a person's relationship with food and the impact is has on their life is paramount to successful changes. I have over 15 years of clinical nutrition experience working in a variety of clinic, hospital and outpatient settings and love being part of a multi-disciplinary team. A team approach provides clients with the best possible, indiviualized plan to optimize health.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
Mondays 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm: This drop-in group meets on the first and third Monday of each month. It is designed for all loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. Themes addressed may include self-blame, forgiveness, empowerment, and self-care. Cost per group is $20 per person or $30 per couple.
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: This 8 week group is for all genders over age 18 working on recovery from binge eating. Themes addressed may include the binge-restrict cycle, shame, self-worth, mindfulness, and self-care.
Thursdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: This 5 week group is for all genders over age 18 working on recovery from an eating disorder. Themes addressed may include self-compassion, skills development, and relationships.
Online Support Group
Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: This 8-week group for adults of all genders over age 18 dealing with an eating disorders/disordered eating.
MEDA seeks to serve the communities needs around support groups. Groups and group focus can change throughout the year depending on those needs. If you’re interested in a support community that is not listed above please call MEDA at (617) 558 – 1881 or email