Webinar: Eating Disorders and Growth in Youth
Youth between the ages of 13-18 are at the highest risk of developing an eating disorder, and early intervention is very important for recovery. One of the signs of the presence of an eating disorder in youth is the lack of appropriate weight gain, but we receive little training on the expected weight gain in this age group. In this webinar, Jillian Walsh, RD, RP(Q) will discuss how we can detect if a child or adolescent is living with an eating disorder and the next steps we can take to kick-start their recovery.
- Expected weight gain during adolescence
- Using growth curves to predict adolescent weight gain
- Why BMI should never be used with youth
- The next steps if we suspect one of our clients is living with an eating disorder
All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources.
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Jillian Walsh is the founder, lead Registered Dietitian, and therapist at Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care. Jillian is an Eating Disorder Specialist that helps parents support their child through eating disorder recovery while also taking care of themselves. She focuses on helping parents build resilience and preventing caregiver burnout while teaching them the skills they need to help their child get better. Jillian graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and completed a dietetic internship at Eastern Health in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and completed a practicum at the London Health Sciences Centre Adult Eating Disorders Service. She is experienced in delivering both individual nutrition counselling and group psychoeducation to children, adolescents, and adults and has worked in various eating disorder programs at hospitals in British Columbia and Ontario.