eating disorders

Here's an article I co-authored with Emily Hemendinger for The Conversation. You can find the original version at the link at the bottom of the article.
Orthorexia — "straight eating" — is the latest entry on the list of eating disorders that can afflict us. But so far it hasn't been acknowledged as a separate entity by the psychiatric professionals. Is it really something new, or an offshoot of an older type?
The New York City Department of Health has just launched a new public health campaign called the NYC Girls Project, with the goal of sending the message to young girls that they are beautiful the way they are. With the prevalence of obesity in our society, as well as the constant flood of media promoting