Also consider the following as relates to eating disorders:
- Eating disorders can profoundly affect a students’s cognitive ability. Understanding some of the ways an eating disorder can affect cognitive function may help educators recognize that a student may be at risk for an eating disorder.
- Schools should have a plan in place to assist students. Guidelines, recommendations, and policies should be clear and disseminated throughout and by school staff and personnel.
- Support should include the student’s classmates and family.
- Recovering from an eating disorder is a long-term process. Students may miss significant amounts of time from school due to treatment and ongoing appointments.
- Open channels of communication among the school, student, and family should be implemented successfully.
- Involve strategic school personnel when assisting students with eating disorders (psychologists/counsellors, coaches, nurses, and teachers).