I’m feeling hungry but I don’t want to eat

Sometimes we just don’t want to eat even though we are hungry. It doesn’t make sense but it’s difficult to change the way we feel. Feelings and worries can have a big impact on what we do. Not eating can be caused by something that is worrying us. Sometimes we worry about our weight and the way we look. Not eating enough is a big problem and bad for your health.

If you can’t eat or find it hard to eat, talk to someone, like an adult you trust and see if you can explain to them how you are feeling.

Sharing your feelings and worries with a grown up can help to put them right.

Remember if the person you first speak to does not help or does not believe you then speak to someone else.