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Treasure Valley Sees Hike In Pediatric Eating Disorders

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Emilie Ritter Saunders
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StateImpact Idaho

Eating disorders are the second deadliest of the mental health disorders according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Recently, the Treasure Valley has seen a rise in these eating disorders among students in elementary school, with schools and parents trying to identify a cause. Idaho Matters talks with a dietitian to learn about the causes of eating disorders and how to prevent them.

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.