My focus on eating disorders began 2005, during the School Nurse Credentialing program at Fresno State University in California. Coincidently, in 2007, my daughter was diagnosed with anorexia nervous. Because of this personal connection, I continued my research on eating disorders while completed my Mater’s in Nursing. My graduate project focused on development of a training tool kit to assist in early identification of eating disorders. During my Doctorate program at Western University, my research continued and identified the international prevalence of eating disorders. This led me to uncover a valid, and reliable screening tool, to identify individuals at risk for eating disorders. Since 2009, I have guest lectured and presented oral podium presentations in the United States as well as internationally in England and Italy.
Title : Screening school children for eating disorders: A missed opportunity