Unseen Victims

White. Female. Middle class. This profile gets the most attention when it comes to research into eating disorders—in reality they cast a much wider net.
 
A study of food bank clients found that food restriction, binging, and purging climbed along with people’s level of food insecurity, from 2.9% among the mildly food insecure to 37.6% among people “who had so little food even the children went hungry.”
 
However striking, such findings shouldn’t be that surprising: “The thought that people are going to receive this food and robotically be able to eat perfectly and stop at fullness each time — it seems really laughable to me,” said dietician Kimmie Singh. 
 
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