http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/0...sing-anorexia/A SCOTS expert has said government healthy eating drives are causing anorexia in children.
Dr Jane Morris, chairwoman of the Scottish Eating Disorder Interest Group, said children were obsessing about their diet because of drives to combat obesity.
Last week reports of children as young as six were being treated for anorexia emerged, and figures showed medical treatments were on the rise.
Dr Morris, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Royal Edinburgh hospital, said it was a ‘huge concern.’
She said: “We’ve had so many families say, all this [the eating disorder] started with the healthy eating lesson.
“Their child has come home from school and said, this food or that food was bad and she was only going to eat good food from now on.
“I’ve never yet heard a parent say, ‘thank goodness for the healthy eating classes because my child would be obese without them.’” ...