Posted by: ronda | 2007/02/20

friend diagnosed with anorexianeed help

she is on the road to recovery, however she needs help.she battles to eat and has no appetite. She cannot handle an6y red meat or chicken but will eat fish. AGE 15; WEIGHT 33kg; HEIGHT 1,6 m

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Dear Ronda
Your poor friend - her BMI = 12,9 which is still very underweight. Please persuade her parents to take her to see a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that the dietitian can guide her and her family through this difficult time. She needs a balanced diet to repair the damage done by the anorexia otherwise she will not grow normally.
Holding thumbs for your friend.
Best regards

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