A Dietitian's Thoughts on To The Bone

To The Bone is a new movie available on Netflix that deals with the topic of eating disorders. It follows the fictional story of a girl named Ellen who struggles with anorexia and take the view through a portion of her journey to eating disorder recovery. The movie has caused a lot of controversy, especially since the trailer came out, with many people concerned that the movie may glamorized eating disorders and be triggering for those who are vulnerable to eating disorder imagery and talk. Well, the movie is finally here and I've watched it, so I'm sharing my thoughts on the To The Bone movie as a dietitian. I'm going over things I liked about the movie, things I disliked about the movie and I discuss the issue of triggering material and how  we discuss topics like eating disorders while considering those who are vulnerable. To The Bone tells one story, so it can't encapsulate every individual's experience and it isn't perfect, but I do think it is a step in the right direction.