Our expert says:
The problem with people who are either not interested in eating or are borderline anorexics, is that you need to get through to her that SHE needs to get help. There is a great deal of information on the Health24 site about balanced diets and healthy foods, so click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and do some reading and then talk to her about her eating habits. You can suggest that if she gives you the money, you will buy healthy foods for her: fortified cereals, fruit juice, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, eggs, fish, yoghurt and milk. But she also needs to be encouraged to eat what you buy for her. One factor that may be causing this disinterest in eating, is her depression. Make sure she is getting therapy and medication (if necessary) for this condition because it is associated with loss of appetite and weight loss. If she is not seeing a clinical psychologist, suggest that she goes to the college psychologist as a first step to obtaining help.
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