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Eating Disorders and Nutrition

Philosophy

socksThe Eating Disorders and Nutrition Program at Dartmouth College incorporates multiple, collaborating areas of the College Health Service. The Eating Disorder Treatment Team consists of representatives from the Primary Care & Preventive Medicine (PCPM) Out-Patient Department, the In-Patient department (IPD), Counseling and Human Development (CHD), and Nutrition areas of the Health Service. These departments work together to create, plan, and implement eating disorders treatment on the Dartmouth campus.

In addition to individual therapy and informational resources, Counseling and Human Development offers group therapy for eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as an online screening for Eating Disordered behavior.

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The College nutritionist, Claudette Peck, offers not only nutrition and dietetic counseling for students with eating disorders, but for all students with nutrition questions and concerns, including basic questions on how to eat right.  Appointments with the nutritionist can be made through Counseling and Human Development. Nutrition Services are offered September thru June. If you need to access these services during summer term please contact the Counseling and Human Development Office at (603) 646-9442, or the Primary Care Department at (603) 646-9401.

Programs

beyoutifulThe Eating Disorders and Nutrition Program at Dartmouth sponsors various educational and outreach programs on the Dartmouth campus and often community events in collaboration with organizations such as the Hanover Food Co-op and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). The bulk of programming done with the Eating Disorders and Nutrition Program occurs in small group discussions within residence halls and with athletic trainers and sports teams on a variety of related issues. The goal of these programs is to both educate and raise awareness.

Online Resources

Eating Concerns and Eating Disorders information

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

National Eating Disorder Association--Contains resource information, reproducible handouts, treatment referral options, and  on-line shopping for eating disorder-related educational materials.

www.something-fishy.org

Provides networking support ideas, chat rooms dedicated to recovery of eating disorders, and information on news-related topics.

www.bulimia.com

Gurze Books online catalog provide eating disorder publications and educational resource material.

Sports Nutrition

www.physsportsmed.com

Articles on sports nutrition-related topics.

www.acefitness.org The American Council on Exercise

General health and fitness information for the recreational athlete

General Nutrition Information

www.eatright.org

The American Dietetics Association website offers professional and consumer information related to nutrition, fact sheets, position papers, and on-line shopping for nutrition-related educational materials.

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition website offers information on nutrition-related topics, food safety, food handling, food supplements, news topics, and fact sheets

www.webmd.com/

WebMD provides information on various medical topics and diagnoses, with nutrition information related to diet.

www.vrg.org

Vegetarian Resource Group provides information, research and product specifications for variations on vegetarian eating.

Nutrition-Related Chronic Conditions

Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia

http://ndep.nih.gov

The National Diabetes Education Program website provides information on resources, latest research, advocacy groups, and partnerships with other health organizations.

www.diabetes.org

The American Diabetes Association website provides fact sheets, eating and weight loss tips, recipes and other helpful, hands-on information for both consumer and professional.

Heart Disease, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia

www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides information for professionals and the general public about heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases, blood diseases and resources, and sleep disorders.

www.americanheart.org

American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Lactose Intolerance

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/

The National Institute of Digestive & Diabetes & Kidney Disorders is part of the National Institutes of Health.  The site provides up-to-date research in these fields of interest for both professional and consumer.

Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/celiacdisease.html

This website provides information related to the diagnostic and treatment related guidelines for  celiac’s disease/gluten intolerance.  Provides journal articles, dietary information, and related-issue information.

http://www.csaceliacs.org/recipes.php

This website of the Celiac Sprue Association provides gluten-free recipes for many food products.

Cancer Prevention

www.cancer.org

American Institute for Cancer Research provides information related to lifestyle and diet for cancer prevention as well as recipes.

www.aicr.org

The American Institute for Cancer Research site offers information related to the latest in cancer research, plus nutrition and diet-related information, recipes, etc.

http://www.5aday.com/html/colorway/colorway_home.php

This site is sponsored by the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH).  Provides information related to the health aspects of produce consumption in terms of disease prevention.

Osteoporosis

www.osteo.org

This National Institute of Health- Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease website offers information on the latest research in bone disease and bone health, fact sheets, and nutrition related information.

Alternative Medicine

http://nccam.nih.gov

This site of the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provide information related to the use of complementary and alternative medicine practices, as well as nutrition related information, especially related to the use of herbal-based supplements.

Weight Management, Weight Loss, Healthy Weight at Every Size, Mindful Eating

http://www.learneducation.com/wloss/wlsii_intro.asp

This website provides weight loss readiness testing, energy needs calculations, and body mass index calculations.

http://www.aedweb.org/sigs/health.cfm

The website of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) is focused on the special interest group (SIG) of Health at Every Size (HAES).  The site provides an explanation of the interest of this group, tenets of HAES, and other links to the AED.

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

This website is dedicated to educating the public on research and resources related to size acceptance, weight loss quackery, healthy attitudes toward weight, and a promotion of health at any size.

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm

This site is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive, and Kidney Disease and the National Institutes of Heath.  This site provides research based information on weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity.

Food Allergies and Food Intolerances

www.foodallergy.org

This site of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network provides information related to food allergies, dietary changes and recipes, and treatment options.

Digestive Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease, & Crohn’s Disease)

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/

This site of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases and the National Institutes of Health provides information related to Crohn's disease, treatment, and nutrition related information.

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/

This site of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases and the National Institutes of Health provides information related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease, treatments, and nutrition/diet related recommendations.

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Last Updated: 12/12/14