But as a recovering bulimic (I had the disorder for nearly 15 years), I know full well how harmful food obsession can be when taken to an extreme, and it pains me to see my child internalizing his father’s worries.

We hear about girls developing eating disorders at alarmingly early ages, and I’m starting to think it happens to boys, too. According to the National Eating Disorders Organization, 1 in 10 people who end up seeking medical treatment for an eating disorder are males.