Holiday Cheer Can Turn To Fear

The decorative lights are out, the Christmas songs are playing on the radio, and the classroom revelry is about to begin. Whether you are having a winter celebration or a Christmas party, the food is coming out in droves -- and this means extra stress for students dealing with eating disorders. With food playing a prominent role in classroom and school activities during the holiday season, students who connect food to their shame and pain must once again step up their coping strategies. This can result in high levels of stress and increased anxiety.

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