AED: Academy for Eating Disorders

111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847)498-4274
Fax: (847)480-9282

For ED professionals; promotes effective treatment, develops prevention initiatives, stimulates research, sponsors international conference.

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders

(847) 831-3438Distributes listing of therapists, hospitals, and informative materials; sponsors support groups, conferences, advocacy campaigns, research, and a crisis hotline.

Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action

720 7th St. NW #300
Washington DC 20001
(202) 543-9570, Fax: (202) 543-9570

Our mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

IAEDP: International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals

PO. Box 1295
Pekin, IL 61555-1295
(800) 800-8126A membership organization for professionals; provides certification, education, local chapters, a newsletter, and an annual symposium.

NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association

601 Stewart St., Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587
Hotline: (800) 931-2237The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

The following organizations are listed alphabetically

AHELP: Association for the Health Enrichment for Large People
P.O. Drawer C
Radford, VA 24143
(703) 731-1778Group for professionals who use the non-dieting approach. Newsletter. AHELP forum

Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness
Provides educational information to parents and caregivers about the warning signs, dangers, and consequences of eating disorders.

Andrea’s VoiceAndrea’s Voice is intended to offer information and support

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
320 Saddlemire Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

ASDAH is an international professional organization composed of individual and organizational members who are committed to the principles of Health At Every Size (HEAS).

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
637 Emerson Place
Severna Park, MD 21146
410.570.9577BEDA is an international organization that includes individuals with the disorder, family and friends, and multidisciplinary practitioners. BEDA’s mission is to raise awareness, educate, and provide resources for its members and the general public.
2550 Ninth St. suite 204B
Berkeley, CA 94710

Teaches young people to creatively transform the conditions in their lives that shape their body image and relationship to food. Uses educational materials to help people adopt the Health at Every Size philosophy, which allows them to enjoy healthy eating and physical activity in their natural body.
2497 – 7th Avenue East
Suite 109
North St. Paul, Minnesota 55109Designed to promote healthy body image attitudes and prevent eating and weight concerns before they start.

A Chance to Heal
1457 Noble Rd.
Rydal, PA 19046
(215) 885-2420

A fund with The National Philanthropic Trust to raise funds to support treatment, promote understanding and advocate on behalf of those afflicted with eating disorders. The foundation will operate initially in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region, and promote its model nationally.

The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia
(CSAB), a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy established in 1979
1841 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-333-3444

CASB is the oldest non-profit eating disorders clinic in New York City; devoted to treating individuals with eating disorders and training the professionals who work with them.

Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc.
P.O. Box 305
Mt. Marion, NY 12456
(914) 679-1209, Fax: (914) 679-1206Activist group. Influences public opinion and policy through education, information, & networking.

Eating Disorders Anonymous
A 12 step self-help fellowship. This is a brand new 12 step program and really needs support and new meetings started. It’s a great program for anorexics and bulimics.

Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey
Suite 15, 10 Station Place
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
Support groups for individuals, families and friends. Referral information. Community education. Speaker’s Bureau. Professional conference. Quarterly Newsletter.

Eating Disorder Foundation of Orange County
Dedicated to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders through education in local schools, businesses, and sports organizations. Provides community eating disorder information accessible to residents of Orange County.

EDEN: Eating Disorders & Education Network
Fenton, MI

EDEN is a nonprofit organization designed to support individuals seeking recovery from eating and body image disorders.

124 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 816-EDIN (3346)

Eating Disorders Information Network – a non-profit organization committed to preventing eating disorders through outreach, awareness, and action.

The Elisa Project
5950 Berkshire Lane, #1410
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 369-5222

The McCalls founded a non-profit organization, in 1999 to provide individuals and their loved ones with education and support in memory of their daughter.

The Emily Program
The Emily Program is a treatment program that provides comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and medical care for individuals with eating disorders.

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders. An organization of parents and caregivers.

Food Addicts Anonymous (FA)
Recovery from food addictions through abstinence of flour and sugar, includes anorexics and bulimics.

Healing Connections, Inc.
(212) 585-3450
FAX: (212) 585-3452A non-profit organization that strives to save lives through education, prevention, intervention, and advocacy for people with anorexia and bulimia.

HEED Foundation, Inc.
(Helping End Eating Disorders)
205 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 694-1054

A non-profit organization “restoring hope & promoting recovery” through free support groups, helpline referrals, educational information, professional speakers, & community outreach.

Joshua Childrens Foundation
Addictions are often caused from childhood sexual abuse. Healing links, suggestions, and recommended books.

Largely Positive
P.O. Box 17223
Glendale, WI 53217Promotes Health and self-esteem for larger people. Quarterly newsletter, workshops, local support groups, assistance with starting a support group.

Largesse: The Network for Size Esteem
Email: largesse@eskimo.comOnline resources, information, and educational handouts.

Lifelines Foundation for Eating Disorders
600 Lake Air Drive Suite #9 A
Waco, Texas 76710

Promotes education, awareness, and prevention of eating disorders throughout Texas.

MEDA: Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association
Also known as: Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association Inc.


Education and prevention workshops, support groups, assessments, coaching sessions and drop in groups for parents and significant others. Also offers free Saturday groups to the community.

NAAFA: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Inc.
P.O. Box 188620
Sacramento, CA 95818
(800) 442-1214Advocacy Group. Membership newsletter, educational materials, regional chapters, annual convention, pen-pal program.

National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. (N.A.M.E.D.)
P.O. Box 9658
Naples, FL  34102N.A.M.E.D.’s mission is to both provide support to males with eating disorders and to be a resource of information to the public. .

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart St. Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587
Toll-Free Information & Referral HelpLine:
1-800-931-2237Sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February with a network of state coordinators and educational info. Conference and newsletter. Development of educational and prevention programs.

NEDSP: The National Eating Disorders Screening Program
A program of the National Mental Health Illness Screening Project, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
wellesley Hills, MA 02181
(781) 239-0071Free and anonymous public outreach and education program offering people the opportunity to get information, take a written self test, meet one-on-one with a health professional, and get a referral for further evaluation if necessary.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous Headquarters
P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020
(505) 891-2664A 12 step self-help fellowship; free local meetings are listed in the telephone white pages under Overeaters Anonymous.


An Irish national charity for people with eating disorders, families, and friends.

Eating Disorders Resources in the UK
The clearing house for eating disorders news, research, reports, conferences and opinions

The Eating Disorders Association
Based in Norwich, England. Founded in 1989 following a merger between Anorexic Aid (founded in 1974) and Anorexic Family Aid.

EDEO Eating Disorder Education Organization
6R20 Edmonton General Hospital
11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T5K 0L4

The Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
1513 High Street
Glen Iris Vic 3146
In Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, a new organisation has been established for professionals interested in eating and weight disorders. The foundation called “” is working mainly for the Flemish Government under whose auspices they are running a secondary prevention campaign focused on community health centres, general practitioners (family physicians), school health centres, and dietitians. They created a website ( with information on different aspects of eating and weight disorders and publish a newsletter for professionals.
Information and support in New Zealand for eating disorders.

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation in Canada.
P.O. Box 82067
Yellowbird RPO
Edmonton, AB Canada, T6J 7E6
A non-profit organization that also includes a day treatment program.

Sheena’s Place
A registered charity in Canada offering hope and support services at no cost to people with eating disorders and their families.

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association
A small charity is Somerset, England.

About Face, San Francisco, California

A non-profit group combating negative and distorted body image or women in the media. Excellent material under resources, book lists, resources, bibliography for those writing a paper on eating disorders.  Extensive list of web links.

Andrea’s Voice, California

A coalition of individual from California who want to change the way the world looks at body and health and promotes unconditional self regard. Initially, founded by parents, dedicated to their daughter who died from Bulimia Nervosa. Section marked for parents is outstanding.

Eating Disorders Clinic Inc.

Avalon Eating Disorders Treatment Center, Williamsville, New York, a suburb of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region,

Treatment center providing integrated treatment by a multidisciplinary team of Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Counseling and Nutritional Services; treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.  Ontario residents are eligible for coverage under OHIP, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan

Bloomington Center for Counseling and Development Bloomington, Indiana

Website for two psychologists who are part of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association in U.S.) speaker’s bureau who treat female athletes with eating disorders.  Good resources on management of the ‘Female Athlete Triad’.  Both published authors on athletics and eating disorders.

Body image Coalition of Peel (Ontario)

Non-profit organization serving Peel and Mississauga, Ontario; health professionals, educators, and recovered individuals addressing needs of individuals and those at risk for developing eating disorders for prevention and education.

Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (Windsor, Ontario)

Organization in south western Ontario committed to providing specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals and those affected by eating disorders. Promotes acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes and encourages healthy, balanced lifestyles.

Gurze Books (California, U.S.A.)

Gurze Book Publisher specializes in information regarding continuum of disordered eating.  Excellent, free, ‘Gurze Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue’ (request through the web site.)  Good resources for parents, individuals with eating

disorders and professionals. Very well known in the U.S. and very well respected.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario

Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital; committed to improving the lives of those affected by addiction and mental health problems and promote the health of Ontarians and beyond.

Has a Women’s Mental health Program with consultation, liaison services, transitional care program and inpatient women’s unit.  416-535-8501 ext.4269

Has a Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, outpatient; provides consultation, time limited treatment, follow-up, education and services for families. 416-535-8501 ext.6868.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Canada)

Promotes the mental health of all and supports resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Credit Valley Hospital, Eating Disorders Program, Mississauga, Ontario

Specialized eating disorders treatment program that provides various levels of intervention from least to most intensive.  Treatment delivered in a group therapy format for individuals (18 year and over) diagnosed Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.  Does not currently provide treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.  Referral through family physician, referral form at 905-813-4505.

Danielle’s Place – Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre, Burlington, Ontario

A non-profit organization committed to providing a non-judgmental, caring and supportive community to individuals whose lives have been touched by eating disorders. It provides care that is complementary to the medical model, providing services of Drop-In, Access to Resources, Support Groups, Community Outreach and Education, Healing Workshops and Groups.

The Eating Disorders Blogs are maintained by Gürze Books.  Their discussions are intended to provide support for individuals concerned with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image problems, and other related issues. Most of the blog moderators have authored books on eating disorders and have been involved in the field for many years.

Advice for Parents
Doris Smeltzer – author of “Andrea’s Voice … Silenced by Bulimia”

Recovery Support
Jenni Schaefer – author of “Life Without Ed”

“Normal” Eating
Karen R. Koenig, LSCW, M.Ed. – author of “Food and Feelings Workbook” and “Rules of Normal Eating”

For Professionals
Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW

Life After Recovery
Aimee Liu – author of “Gaining”

Eating Disorders and Nutritional News
Marcia Herrin & Nancy Matsumoto – authors of “The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders”

You, Me, and ED
Lee Wolfe Blum – Health Educator, Park Nicollet Eating Disorders Institute

Eating Normal, Karen Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed. , therapist, author, and educator,  Sarasota Florida.

Specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment approach to compulsive, emotional and restrictive eating.  Addresses all issues of problem eating. Excellent information and good reference.

Eating Disorders of York Region, Thornhill, Ontario

Non-profit organization of community based professionals, individuals and families offering support groups drop in services, community outreach, education and awareness to those affected by eating disorders.

Empowered Parents (Illinois)

Website directed for and to parents of eating disordered individuals.  Has an companion site called Empowered Kids, addressing kids` concerns about food, healthy eating, weight management and body image.  Great information site for parents, outstanding list of links.

Gaining the Truth about Life after Eating Disorders,

Aimee Liu’s eating disorders resource website.  She is the author of the first anorexia memoir, “Solitaire”; her most recent book, “Gaining the truth about Life after eating disorders.” 

See her blog at

Healthy Within Foundation

Website directed to all young people and their families, educators, health professionals, geared towards promoting healthy body images and prevention of eating disorders through education, awareness, advocacy and training.  Of particular interest are links to ‘Full of Ourselves’, ‘Girl Talk’, and ‘Body Confidence’.

Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Offers support, information and hope to those affected by eating disorders;  promotes prevention by helping people to understand eating disorders and the importance of healthy attitudes towards body image, eating and physical activities;  offers direct support services and ongoing programs while working closely with hospital programs, therapists, and other agencies that assist with eating disorders.  (based on the Sheena’s Place model)

Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Offer the largest eating disorders program in Canada, inpatient treatment for men and women over 16 years of age for treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorders Not otherwise Specified (including Binge Eating Disorder).  Referral through Family Physician, contact Admitting at 519-767-3550

For Clinical Information, contact April Gates, RN, Program Co-ordinator 519-824- 2292.

Hope’s Garden, London, Ontario

Anon-profit, Eating Disorders Support and Resource Centre offering a safe and supportive environment to people who suffer from eating disorders and for their families and friends.  Provides support groups, information, reading and reference library.

Addiction Intervention Resources, Corporate Office, St. Paul, Minnesota National organization of professional intervention specialists, counsellors and consultants that provide fast and effective crisis management services through a protocol of education, action, and healing.  Resources for issues of eating disorders and addiction as well as dual diagnosis.

National Eating Disorders Information Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Provides referral, information and resources on eating disorders and weight and shape preoccupation.  Has information and support telephone line, nation wide listing of services and resources, Bulletin (published 5 times annually).  416-483-4156.

Canadians for the Prevention of Disordered Eating Society, British Columbia

The purpose of the society is to build the capacity for the application, promotion and implementation for a health-centered approach to the prevention of eating disorders.  As well, to design, develop, and implement prevention of eating disorder programs for parents, caregivers through education, teaching, training, awareness and research of disordered eating.

Society for the Assisted Cooperative Recovery from Eating Disorders, Edmonton, Alberta.

SACRED is a non-profit, charitable organization aimed at helping individuals with eating disorders to achieve and maintain a state of continued recovery and wellness through a comprehensive, individualized, community based program.

Sheena’s Place, Toronto, Ontario

Support  centre offering direct support services to individuals affected by eating disorders and their families.  No referral necessary and no fee for service.

Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

The Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Psychiatry jointly direct the Eating Disorders Program.  A comprehensive, interdisciplinary and specialized program to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with eating disorders.  Intensive involvement by parents and primary caregivers is an essential aspect of care.  It  is a unique program where medical and psychiatric care are fully integrated and are provided through a combination of inpatient, day hospital  and outpatient services. They provide a complete range of services for children and adolescents struggling with eating disorders.  A doctor’s referral is required for assessment.  Contact Heather Graham, clinical Intake Coordinator, 416-8813-7195.

Randy Cale, Ph.D. (New York, U.S.A.)

Basic fundamentals of good parenting addressing all kind of problems, has a good section on “picky eaters“ and 7 Key Principles for Parenting.

Eating Disorders Program, Psychiatry, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto Ontario

The program includes a consultation service, information centre, a 10 bed inpatient  unit for Anorexia nervosa and ambulatory services with a 12 bed Day Hospital .  It is a provincial resource for the treatment of eating disorders and alone with Hospital for Sick Children provides outreach training programs for health care professionals in the province. Referral through Ms. Stacy Cooper 416-340-4445.

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