Eating Disorders

Weight, body image, eating patterns, and nutrition are important concerns for many of today's college students. However, sometimes these concerns begin to interfere with daily life and relationships, or even threaten health and well-being.

At Middlebury, we offer several kinds of support to students for whom eating or related issues have become troublesome. We also offer support and suggestions for those concerned about a friend, roommate, or teammate. 

Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Characterized first by significant restriction of food, excessive weight loss, and if left unchecked, may progress to self-starvation.

Bulimia Nervosa

Characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging

Eating Issues

Sometimes students have concerns about their weight and their relationship with food. If you or someone you know has concerns about this issue, please call and talk with a nurse who can provide support and information. Parton Health and Counseling Center can offer a range of services for students who have food-related concerns. Individual counseling, group information and support, and nutrition counseling are available.