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Understanding Eating Disorders: It’s Not About Food and Weight (ONLINE)
May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses marked by disturbances to a person’s eating and exercise behaviors as well as body image. Eating disorders affect people of all ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, body weights and genders. This interactive lecture will cover the different types of eating disorders, the factors that contribute to the development of eating disorders, the different types of treatment available and what recovery looks like.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT
PARKING AND BUILDING LOCATION
The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.
Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Caryn Honig, PhD, MEd, RD, LD
Caryn Honig is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and owns The Healthy Weigh, a private practice offering nutritional counseling where she counsels patients who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating. She also works at Texas Children’s Hospital with employees who struggle with eating disorders/disordered eating and chronic diseases. Finally, she is an adjunct clinical professor at University of Houston—and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Counseling and Current Issues in Eating Disorders. She chose the field of nutritional counseling because of her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia. She has been in recovery for over 20 years.
Growing up, Caryn was a state and nationally ranked junior tennis player. She was a scholarship player for the University of Denver and became a collegiate All-American tennis player. She was University of Denver Female Athlete of the Year in 1987, chosen to be on the Silver Anniversary Team for Women’s Athletics in 2000 and was inducted into the University of Denver Hall of Fame in 2004.
After college, Caryn hung up her rackets and became an avid runner and triathlete. To date she has completed 41 full marathons, numerous triathlons, one full Ironman triathlon and one 50-mile endurance running race.
Caryn has undergraduate degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Texas Health Science Center. She completed a master’s degree in counseling from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is about 6 months away from completing her doctorate in Education from Walden University.