Binge eating disorder: How to help your child

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Learn about the steps you can take to help your child as they recover from binge eating disorder.

Key points

  • It is important to seek treatment for binge eating disorder (BED) as soon as you suspect it. Treatment can include therapy to help bring more structure to a person's eating habits and help them feel more in control with food.
  • Other ways to help your child include being a healthy role model, sharing healthy messages about food and creating structured mealtimes and snacks.
  • You may also need to make smaller but more frequent shopping trips and improve your child's sleep routine to help support their recovery.
Last updated: September 12th 2023