Disordered eating can occur at any time in life. It is more common during college years, and affects both men and women. Our media and culture promote an unrealistic, unattainable body ideal. Striving for this unnatural image while facing the pressures of college can lead some people to develop an eating disorder.

If you or a friend have frequent, nagging thoughts about food, weight or dieting, and you find these thoughts are interfering with your day to day life and the way you eat, it may be time to get help. You don't have to battle this alone.