Teens from ages 12 to 17 (sometimes younger or older) are anorexic because they are being told they are fat or they think they are too fat.
Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves so they can lose weight. Most of the time they lose 15 percent of their body weight. People who are anorexic stay anorexic, even though they are very ill, close to death and very thin. Some of the symptoms of anorexia are anxiety, weakness, brittle skin, shortness of breath and obsession with being thin.
Sometimes, they will get strange eating habits, such as not eating in public or not eating in front of people. Or when someone makes a big meal, they will not eat anything from it or eat a tiny bit of the meal.
I think we should do something to help kids who are anorexic. We should help them by putting them into some sort of group that helps them stop, or we can put them in some sort of rehabilitation that helps them stop what they are doing and just get them back to the way they were before.
Anorexia is a scary thing and I don’t think anybody should be this way.
Sidney Hall, Auburn