Put Your Best Fork Forward: Food Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Melinda Mahoney, Registered Dietitian, shares examples of small changes we can make in our eating habits – one forkful at a time! Begin Transcript Marissa Wertheimer: Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and Wellness Wellcast.
Disordered eating refers to a continuum of eating behaviors that can be linked to managing overwhelming emotions or to negative beliefs about ourselves, food, or our body image. Not every person with disordered eating behaviors or a negative view of their body has a diagnosable eating disorder (i.e., anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder), but they may eat or not eat due to stress, use food to find comfort or to establish a sense of control, or have rigid or strange food rules or rituals that affect their health, relationships, and overall functioning.
Body Mass Index or BMI is a number calculated from a person’s body weight and height.