Body Image Distortion

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9058
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 08/07
Last Review: 04/15
Next Review: 04/18

Information to help explain and manage body image distortion for people with disordered eating habits. Inside Eating range.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

The pack aims to improve understanding of the effects of nutrient intake on both physical and mental health by:

  • normalising eating habits
  • improving nutritional knowledge
  • restore/achieving healthy weight and growth
  • developing helpful coping behaviours

The Target Group will understand:

  • the nutritional risk of their eating disorder
  • how to manage/apply coping strategies for their eating disorder
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Information to help people build self-esteem when trying to manage disordered eating patterns. Inside Eating range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9059

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Nutrition and Metabolism

Information for people with disordered eating patterns on the role of nutrition and metabolism for health. Inside Eating range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: DT
  • NDR-UK ref: 9070

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Mealtime Management for Carers

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A guide to support carers of individuals with disordered eating habits to manage their condition. Inside Eating range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9071

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