Children’s Eating Disorders Concern

A worrying picture of eating disorders among children under 13 has been unveiled by researchers. Figures from the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit showed a child as young as six was found to be suffering from a disorder.

In the first-ever national study of eating disorders in children under 13, a total of 206 cases were reported over a 13-month period from March 2005. That equates to 3.5 children for every 100,000.