The Board of Directors of The Something For Kelly Foundation met with the Center for Discovery in Chicago this week for a new cooperative venture; creating a strategic core curriculum for outreach to educators and health care providers in America.
This collaboration will provide professionals a consistent foundation for understanding the significance of eating disorders, as well as, understanding and preparing for the potential underlying health consequences. The SFK organization is focused on their mantra of “Standing Up to Eating Disorders.”
The curriculum will be rolled out beginning in Illinois and Texas. Patti Geolat, founder and president of Something for Kelly stated: “This is a tremendous opportunity to share with healthcare professionals, school nurses and counselors, parents and anyone who shares an interest in this horrible disease“.
Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. Between 5-20% of individuals struggling with Anorexia Nervosa will die, the probability increases with length of disease. 90% are female and 10-25% male. This disease affects all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. 50% of teenage girls and 33% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors.
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