Service members experience disordered eating and body image disturbance at a higher rate than the general population which can have a significant, negative impact on service members’ readiness and performance. This presentation teaches Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and other health care providers the best practices to identify and manage disordered eating and body image disturbance. It empowers service providers to identify signs and symptoms and provides tools to support service members experiencing these struggles.
- Describe the prevalence of disordered eating and body image disturbance in a military population.
- Identify common signs and symptoms of disordered eating and body image disturbance.
- Explain the impact of disordered eating on individual readiness and performance.
- Give two examples of assessment tools and two examples of intervention strategies for service members experiencing disordered and body image disturbance.