ED 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.

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.

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.

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 disorder, their families and professionals in the field.

Eating Disorder Hope

Promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life, and pursuing recovery. Their mission is to foster appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement, or applause. Eating Disorder Hope offers inspiration, information, eating disorder treatment options and resources to those living with eating disorders, their treatment providers, and loved ones. Eating Disorder Hope also provides recovery tools, support groups, articles, events, and more for individuals seeking treatment from Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, this site offers a comprehensive database of eating disorder treatment professionals both in the United States and abroad. A helpful resource for individuals and their loved ones, this site also provides a thorough library of articles dealing with the latest developments in the causes, social pressures, symptoms, various treatments, and methods of coping with a variety of eating disorders.

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.

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.

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