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  • Danielle Han

How Eating Disorders (EDs) and Food Insecurity Intersect

An article I wrote for the Borgen Magazine.


PRINCETON, New Jersey — The study of eating disorders (EDs) has historically focused on socioeconomically affluent communities. However, recent research indicates that EDs have less to do with being an accessory of privilege. Instead, EDs have more to do with the psychological and emotional connections that people have with food. As such, EDs and food insecurity are heavily correlated. This puts communities that face erratic and troubled relationships with nutrition at a higher risk of developing disordered eating afflictions. This is especially true for those who experience food scarcity.

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