Eating disorders can affect your oral health and, of course, your overall health as well. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, more than 10 million Americans are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, and teenagers and young adult women are affected the most. A person’s oral health can suffer from lack of nutrition, repeated regurgitation, dry mouth, and more leading to the loss of tooth enamel, discoloration, worn down teeth, and other serious problems. While here at Dr. Huffstutler’s office we like to recommend community activities, today we are recommending EAT (It’s Not About Food) presented by the Teen Scene Players.
Eating disorders negatively affect an individual’s health, quality of life, self-image, relationships with families and friends, and performance in school or at work. If you or someone you know are suffering with an eating disorder, tell someone.
Learn About The Effects Of Eating Disorders
EAT (It’s Not About Food) is presented by the Teen Scene Players and dramatizes and decodes the baffling world of eating disorders in boys and girls through a series of scenes ranging from realistic to satirical to humorous. Playwright Linda Daugherty, candidly explores the causes and warning signs of eating disorders, and takes a hard look at how society and the media influence self-identity. In EAT (It’s Not About Food), we see individual stories of young people struggling with this epidemic, and tragic problem. Follow the difficult journey of 14-year-old Amy, whose struggle to recover from an eating disorder leads to hospitalization, affecting her family and friends.
Afterwards, join us and Dallas community experts in a post-show discussion regarding ways to help our young people deal with these very real challenges.
How Much: $14.00 to $16.00
When: February 17th, 18th, and 19th
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater – Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas