The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | We need to stop doing “What I eat in a day” videos on TikTok

Opinion | We need to stop doing “What I eat in a day” videos on TikTok

By Grace Harris, Staff Columnist January 22, 2024
It is important that one of the most widely used social media apps doesn't contribute to more harm that adolescents and the general public will succumb to.
Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor February 24, 2020
I am the thin woman who became thinner. I am white. I have health insurance that covered the cost of my treatment, and because of this, I had clinicians who fought for me when I couldn’t fight for myself. I got a diagnosis, and so, I have my life.
Opinion | We need to talk about orthorexia

Opinion | We need to talk about orthorexia

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist February 24, 2019
Since orthorexia’s symptoms can be difficult to recognize, opening a conversation about it is vital to helping adults, teenagers and health care providers recognize it at an early stage.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

By Elise Lavallee, Columnist May 30, 2017

$0.93. That’s the value of all the research done per person on eating disorders in 2011, compared to the $44 per individual on autism or $81 per person on schizophrenia. Yet the Academy for Eating...

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