Category Diet Culture

Am I Addicted to Junk Food or is it an Eating Disorder?

With the results of the National Poll on Healthy Aging, it is clear that an alarming number of older adults are struggling with addiction to junk food. Eating disorders and food addictions share many characteristics and both can have serious consequences on physical, mental, and emotional health. Working with a dietitian to develop personalized strategies to improve nutrition and eating habits can help older adults break their addiction to unhealthy foods and work towards a healthier lifestyle. A dietitian's role in helping manage food addictions can make all the difference in improving overall health and wellbeing.