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Adolescent Nutrition and Eating Disorders

Chapter 1  Eating Disorders During Adolescence

Chapter 2  Anorexia Nervosa In Adolescence

Chapter 3 Onset of Anorexia Nervosa during Adolescence

Chapter 4  Initial Stage of Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence

Chapter 5  Crisis Stage Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence

Chapter 6  Long-Term Recovery Stage Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence

Chapter 7 Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescence

Nutritional Care Summarized - Table

Selected References & External Links

List of Reviewers

N.W. Regional Web Symposium
MPH Student Research 
Biographical Information

Eating Disorders during Adolescence:  Nutritional Problems and Interventions

Jane Mitchell Rees, PhD, RD, CD
Departments of Health Services and Pediatrics 
Maternal Child Health and Adolescent Medicine 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Eating Disorders
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Useful Links



Risky Eating Behaviors

Weight Management


(Unless otherwise stated, all links accessed on March 28, 2012)

  • American Dietetic Association:  Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol.  Chicago, ADA, 1998. 
  • Brown, S and Bnoifazi, DZ:  An overview of anorexia and bulimia nervosa and the impact of eating disorders on the oral cavity.  Compend Contin Educ Dent 1993,14:1594-1608.
  • Center for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics.  2000 CDC Growth Charts;  United States.
  • Cromer BA, McClean CS, & Heald FP. A critical review of comprehensive health screening in adolescents.  J Adolesc. Health. 1992 Mar;13(2 Suppl):1S-65S. Review.
  • Fisher, MF, Golden, NH, Katzman, DK et al:  Eating disorders in adolescents:  A background paper.  J Adolesc Health 1995,16:420-437.
  • Frisancho, RA:  Anthropometric Standards for the Assessment of Growth and Nutritional Status.  Ann Arbor, U Michigan Press, 1993.
  • Gurney, JM and Jelliffe, DG:  Arm anthropometry in nutritional assessment:  nomogram for rapid calculation of muscle circumference and cross-sectional muscle fat areas.  Am J Clin Nutri 1973,26:912.
  • Hazelton, LR and Faine, MP:  Diagnosis and dental management of eating disorder patients.  Int J Prosthodont 1996,9:65-73.
  • Katzman, DK & Zipursky, RB:  Adolescents with anorexia nervosa:  The impact of the disorder on bones and brain.  Ann NY Acad Sci.  1997;817:127-137.
  • Kohn, MR, Golden, NH, and Shenker, IR:  Cardiac arrest and delirium:  presentations of the refeeding syndrome in severely malnourished adolescents with anorexia nervosa.  J Adol Health 1998;22:239-243.
  • Golden NH, Katzman DK, Kreipe RE, Stevens SL, Sawyer SM, Rees J, Nicholls D, Rome ES.  Eating disorders adolescents.  A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health & MedicineJ Adolesc Health. 2003;33:496-503.
  • Rome ES, Ammerman S, Rosen DS, et al:  Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders: The State of the Art. Pediatrics 2003; 111: e98-e108.  [Link to article in ePediatrics (pdf file)]. Accessed January 4, 2009.  
  • Seidel, HM, Ball, JW, Dains, JE and Benedict, GW:  Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 2nd Edition.  St. Louis, Mosby Year Book, 1991, pg 83.
  • Shebendach, JE & Reichart-Anderson P.:  Eating disorders.  In Mahan, LK and Escott-Stump, MA:  Krause’s Food Nutrition, and Diet Therapy, 10th Edition, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 2000.  Chapter 24.
  • Shebendach, JE, Golden, NH, Jacobson, MS, et al:  Indirect calorimetry in the nutrition management of eating disorders.  Int J Eat Disord 1995,17:59-66.
  • Shebendach, JE, Golden, NH, Jacobson, MS, et al:  The metabolic responses to starvation and refeeding in adolescents with anorexia nervosa.  Ann NY Acad Sci 1997,817:110-119.
  • Schebendach, J, Nussbaum, MP:  Nutrition management in adolescents with eating disorders.  Adolesce Med 1992, 3:541-558.
  • Striegel-Moore, RH:  Risk factors for eating disorders.  Ann NY Acad Sci 1997,817:110-119.



    Academy for Eating Disorders:   
    American Psychiatric Association:  
    Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine: Position Paper on Adolescent Eating Disorders  
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