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Kirsten Haglund Talks About Eating Disorders

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Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, Talks About Eating Disorders
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Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, talks of her personal battles of suffering and then overcoming her problems with eating disorders.

What are Eating Disorders?

An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, the urge to eat less or more spiraled out of control. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

Kirsten Iora Haglund (born September 14, 1988) is a public speaker and president of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation who served as Miss America 2008.

The Mission of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation (KHF) is to provide hope, networking and financial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders.

Kirsten is an international women’s empowerment speaker, lead anchor at Styrk, the new digital news organization founded by Scott Rasmussen, president of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, and served as Miss America 2008.

A regular commentator on women’s health, politics, social issues and entertainment, she appears frequently on “Hannity,” "Your World with Neil Cavuto," “Red-Eye,” “Fox & Friends Weekend" & “The Real Story” on Fox News Channel, on Huffington Post LIVE, "Real News" on The Blaze and "Dr. Drew On Call" on HLN.

She has contributed writing pieces for the Huffington Post, the National Eating Disorders Association Journal "Making Connections," has been a featured blogger for 2013 Binge Eating Disorders Association Weight Stigma Awareness Week, as well as established her own blog on BlogHer.com.

During her year with the Miss America Organization, she served as Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network, appeared as one of SHAPE magazine's "Women Who SHAPE'd the World in 2008," and was a tireless advocate for increased awareness of eating disorders as a public health priority, having overcome a battle with anorexia as a young ballet dancer.

On behalf of this cause, she has made guest speaking appearances at Harvard University, the National Press Club in Washington D.C., and for the United States Congress while lobbying with the Eating Disorders Coalition for Mental Health Parity and the FREED Act.

Kirsten studied musical theatre performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Political Science in May 2013.

Learn more at http://www.kirstenhaglund.com Twitter: @kirstenhaglund Instagram: @kirsten_haglund


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