Knowing what the risk and protective factors for an eating disorder are is an important step to prevention. Risk factors include disordered eating, including drunkorexia, orthorexia, as well as overscheduling. Protective factors are positive body image and self esteem, critical thinking, resiliency and media literacy. Boys and men get eating disorders too. Find out the relationship between Disordered Eating and Obesity, when to start talking about disordered eating and what to do if you think your child or a child you know has an eating disorder.