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Eating Disorder Resources

ACADEMY FOR EATING DISORDERS (AED)

A global, multidisciplinary professional organization that provides cutting-edge professional training and education, inspires new developments in eating disorders research, prevention and clinical treatments and is the international source for state-of-the-art information in the field of eating disorders. www.aedweb.org

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

In an effort to prevent eating disorders and promote a positive body image, this resource contains information to help families identify the causes and symptoms of common eating disorders in their loved ones. Their site offers educational presentations, cutting-edge information and referral, training, advocacy, support and mentoring services for those seeking treatment for an eating disorder. www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

This national organization focuses on increased prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Binge Eating Disorder. BEDA is committed to facilitating awareness, excellence in care and recovery for those who live and those who work with Binge Eating Disorder through outreach, support, education and resources. www.bedaonline.com

Eating Disorders Coalition

The federal advocacy organization for eating disorders. Their mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority, working with Congress to effectively influence policy. Their goals include raising awareness among policy makers and the public at large about the serious health risks of eating disorders, promoting improved access to care, increasing resources for research, education, prevention and improved training, increasing funding for scientific research, promoting initiatives that support the healthy development of children, mobilizing concerned citizens to advocate on behalf of people with eating disorders, their families and professionals in the field. www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)

Provides education and certification to health care treatment providers for the purpose of promoting effective treatment. IAEDP’s annual symposium is designed especially for treatment professionals working with patients in a therapeutic setting. www.iaedp.com

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

This organization is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Their site provides useful resources and toolkits especially for families, friends and educators who are coping with a loved one who is living with an eating disorder. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Recommended reading

BREAKING FREE FROM COMPULSIVE EATING Geneen Roth

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook Carolyn Costin

Fed Up! The Breakthrough Ten Step No-Diet Fitness Plan Wendy Oliver-Pyatt

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good Johanna S. Kandel

LIFE WITHOUT ED: HOW ONE WOMAN DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM HER EATING DISORDER AND HOW YOU CAN TOO Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge