It’s estimated that 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, but what this statistic fails to take into account is the wide range of irregular eating behaviors that do not meet the criteria of one specific eating disorder. When looking at this broader picture, one survey estimated that up to 75% of women exhibit disordered eating.
In our day and age, between the glorification of excessive exercise, and the prevalence of “diet culture,” it can be tricky to understand when disordered eating becomes a cause for concern.
In our next webinar, join Hired Power’s own Deidre Fitzpatrick, as well as The Anchor Program’s Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross as they explore the way we think about weight, our eating habits, and how we can truly remove shame and make peace with food once and for all.
If you or a loved one, patient, or client are seeking a positive relationship with food, this is a webinar you do not want to miss.
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an African American author, speaker, and expert in using Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions. She is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, a non-diet online program for individuals with binge eating disorder, emotional eating, and food addiction. Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona. Dr. Ross is an international speaker and consultant on issues of cultural competence, antiracism and diversity in mental health with a particular emphasis on the treatment of eating disorders in women of color. She is the co-chair of the AAEDP-BIPOC subcommittee of International Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Ross is a certified eating disorder specialist – supervisor (CEDS-S) through IAEDP. She is the author of 3 books on eating disorders, and a contributing author of “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.” She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity – a consulting group that works with university counseling centers, treatment centers and other facilities offering mental health care, and training staff and health care professionals to make culturally competent mental health accessible to people of color.