Don't approach the employee based on a label
A common misconception held surrounding people with eating disorders is that the condition will seriously impede their ability to perform and excel within their job. This isn’t necessarily the case, as on the whole, employees with an eating disorder will make a conscious effort to avoid their disorder from being noticed and therefore, it's unusual for their eating disorder to effect the quality of their work or be an issue for their colleagues.
In accordance with any other employee, those who may be suffering with an eating disorder want to feel valued, respected and accepted member of the team. It's important to note that an eating disorder is not an attention seeking tactic, but a symptom of underlying emotional distress, and as such, these individuals may benefit from being given clear guidelines as to what is expected of them, in addition to receiving regular managerial feedback and support.