#TOTW from 29-04-16 ‘…stigma, denial, and a lack of public awareness…’


I hadn’t forgotten a #TOTW for last week! I have chosen to re-highlight the issue of eating disorders, and as the article below says, the lack of public awareness about them:

“…stigma, denial, and a lack of public awareness about …”  https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2016/apr/28/eating-disorders-are-more-common-in-some-schools-than-others-but-why

The article looks at how the educational environment may play a part in eating disorders. Dr. Helen Bould states:

“Of course, eating disorders are complex illnesses, and what leads any one individual to become ill will probably involve genetic predisposition, personal characteristics and the environment and stressors they encounter. School environments are just one factor that may play a part.”

It’s an interesting article and well worth 5 minutes of your time.

Ben 🙂


#TOTW: 03-01-16 ‘Righteous eating’ – have you heard about it?


I know, I know, it’s coming at you 24hrs early but I start on nights tomorrow and I didn’t want you to go without! Aren’t you the lucky ones eh?!

Although I do know a little about eating disorders, this week’s #TOTW is about an area of eating disorders I previously knew nothing about and so I chose:

Shocking rise in men with food disorders like anorexia & bulimia, Manchester Evening News

It’s a really interesting read and one in which i’m pretty sure you’ll learn something you weren’t aware of. No need for me to rabbit on, just take a look and see for yourself!

As an old schoolmaster of mine was fond of saying, “Read, learn and inwardly digest.”


Ben 🙂