Being a teenager is tough at the best of times (cast your mind back!); however, the pressure on our youngsters today to look a certain way and adhere to certain body types can create a potent mix of anxiety, eating disorders, nutritional imbalances and subsequent health issues.
In our informative talk on these issues, we’ll hear from Dr Chris Eldridge and Dr Charu Narayanan from International Medical Clinic (IMC). Both doctors see numerous teens in their practices, viewing first hand how pressure can manifest in body-image problems and eating disorders, and the subsequent impact these can have on family, friends and school life. Both are passionate about guiding teens and parents through these pitfalls.
The session will also include practical advice from Vanessa McNamara, nutritionist from The Travelling Dietician, who’ll explain the benefits of healthy nutrition on developing brains. (Did you know a teen brain doesn’t stop growing until they reach 24 years of age?). She’ll also discuss how parents are vital in role-modelling positive attitudes towards eating.
Topics we’ll be covering:
* Tips on developing a healthy attitude to food from a young age
* Identifying a child with body-image issues
* Nurturing a positive relationship with food
* Discovering what an eating disorder looks like (it may not be what you think)
* Explaining why nutrition is so important throughout the teen years
* When and how parents can help
There will also be a Q&A session, with time for each of the professionals to answer your questions.
Date: 21 February 2020
Place: Camden Medical Centre, 9th Floor, 1 Orchard Boulevard
Price: $10 including refreshments