SAGE Dining Services program addresses eating disorders

Program helps employees recognize early warning signs in student populations.

Feb. 27—In response to the rise of eating disorders among school-age children, SAGE Dining Services has launches a new program to help employees recognize early warning signs in student populations.

“Eating disorders are very serious illnesses with dangerous consequences...we applaud SAGE’s efforts to raise awareness and provide education to their staff,” Dr. Harry Brandt, director of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, said in a press release.

Through on-going employee training programs, SAGE strives to minimize the occurrence of eating disorders and promote a positive and healthful dining environment. SAGE developed its employee training program in partnership with The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, a national leader in evidence-based treatment. According to Brandt, “Eating disorders are very serious illnesses with dangerous consequences...we applaud SAGE’s efforts to raise awareness and provide education to their staff with regards to this issue.”