Eating Disorder Worksheet for Students

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What is the theory behind this Eating Disorder Worksheet for Students?

Avoidant/Restrictive Eating Disorder is a type of eating disorder that is characterized by severely restricted food intake due to aversion to certain foods and decreased feelings of hunger. Foods that are avoided due to bad experiences with them or unusual taste or smell eventually become a part of their eating habits and are resistant to change. This leads to nutritional deficiencies and other health problems with time. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can help Individuals seeking help for Avoidant/Restrictive Eating Disorders in maintaining a food log with the thoughts and emotions associated with their food intake. This is particularly helpful in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help the therapist understand the thoughts and feelings behind their food intake which can determine faulty thinking patterns and negative core beliefs that need to be targeted in therapy. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Eating Disorders. School counselors and therapists can use the worksheet with kids aged 9 and above. Instruct the individual to keep a log of their food intake especially when trying new foods or those they purposefully avoid and write down their thoughts and feelings associated with it

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