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Issues & Ideas: Eating disorders and mental health on college campuses

David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune
Cal Poly senior Hannah Allen said facing her eating disorder was a challenge that took time, family support and seeking professional help.

Hannah Allen, a senior at San Luis Obispo's Cal Poly, developed bulimia as a student-athlete during her freshman year. Her story was recently chronicled in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, and she recently sat down in the KCBX studio—along with with Tribune reporter Monica Vaughan and dietitian Libby Parker—to discuss bringing attention to Eating Disorder Awareness week, and the illnesses that may affect up to 10 percent of college students.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs February 25 through March 3, 2019.

You can read Allen's story in two parts on the San Luis Obispo Tribune's website:

Libby Parker, a registered dietitian specializing in eating disorders, wrote the book Permission to Eatand can be reached at her website Not Your Average Nutritionist

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