Board Members
Sarah Bennett
Wayne Davis
Bobby Hager
Ian Hager
Ryne Hager
Mark Mausert
Denise F. Quirk
Sheryl Serreze
Lucy Walker

About Us
The Chantal Claire Hager Foundation was established to help individuals with eating disorders and related social issues. Support will be made through qualified charities whose purpose is to help individuals with eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and other disorders including individuals with dual diagnosis of such disorders and addictions. Support may also be made to help educate young people, parents and families about the devastating impact of anorexia, bulimia, and associated addictions. Such support for charitable purposes and disbursement from the Fund shall be made in support of such purposes within Section 501(c) and 509 (a) and the Code of the Internal Revenue Service.

Donations can be made to The Chantal Claire Hager Charitable Foundation Fund through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada

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updated 7.22.11



Warning Signs For Parents of High School and Middle School Students.

Be aware of the following symptoms if your child or teen:

  1. Often makes excuses to avoid family meals or stays away from social situations that involve eating.

  2. Has rituals to make eating small amounts of food less obvious, such as cutting it into small portions and moving it around on the plate.

  3. Has great fluctuations in eating—periods of excessive eating cycled with food restrictions.

  4. Obsessively exercises without enjoyment regardless of bad weather, illness, or injury.

  5. Signs of vomiting or laxative use; often disappears after eating to go to the bathroom.

  6. Preoccupation with food and eating, and continued dissatisfaction with body shape.

  7. Coldness, particularly in the hands and feet, and wearing layers of baggy clothing to hide body, even in warm weather.

  8. Dental problems or calluses on the knuckles can be signs of vomiting.

  9. Becomes disgusted with former favorite foods like meat, fats, and desserts, and only eats "safe" foods; or boasts about eating healthfully or as a vegetarian without consuming adequate fats, oils, whole grains, and dense fruits and vegetables (such as potatoes or avocados).

  10. Frantic fear of weight gain, and repeated attempts to diet.

  11. Simplistic, black and white thinking, such as "If I am thinner, I will feel better about myself," and envious of thin people in general.

  12. Has trouble talking about feelings, especially anger, is moody, irritable, and withdrawn more than what is "normal" for a teen.

  13. Self-harm behaviors, such as cutting, burning themselves, hair pulling, or engaging in risk taking. These can be signs of Borderline Personality Disorder, which may include a combination of eating disorders, substance abuse, alcohol binges, stealing or promiscuity.

  14. Engages in secretive binge eating, hides food or wrappers, food disappears from the household without explanation, empty food containers in the garbage.

  15. Girls and boys develop eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction, so watch for these signs in both sexes.


Eating disorders are widespread and destructive

Eating disorders cause immeasurable suffering for individuals and their families.

All segments of society are affected: Men and women, young and old, rich and poor, all ethnicities, all socio-economic levels.
* ANAD Ten Year Study


77% report duration from one to fifteen years

30% report duration from one to five years

31% report duration from six to ten years

16% report duration from eleven to fifteen years

It is estimated that six percent of serious cases die

Only 50% report being cured


Treatment for anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia is often extremely expensive and can extend for several years.

The cost of inpatient treatment can be $30,000 or more a month.

The cost of outpatient treatment, including therapy and medical monitoring, can extend to $100,000 or more.


Preoccupation with food, weight and body, malnutrition, dehydration, ruptured stomach
serious heart, kidney, and liver damage, tooth/gum erosion, tears of the esophagus, depression, low self-esteem, shame and guilt, impaired family and social relationships
mood swings, perfectionism, “All or nothing” thinking