The F.E.A.S.T. Board of directors is pleased to announce the 2013 recipient of F.E.A.S.T.'s Magic Plate Award:
Charlotte has been a pillar of the eating disorder parent advocacy and support community since 2009. Many of you may know Charlotte from the ATDT Forum, the Charlotte's Helix genetics initiative, and from the F.E.A.S.T. Facebook Group. To quote the Charlotte's Helix website:
"For the past several years Charlotte has been an urgent, vocal, and very personal advocate for families facing eating disorders. She has served as a volunteer, mentor, forum moderator, and board member for F.E.A.S.T. for several years, gaining a reputation as a wise and witty leader. She has worked with Janet Treasure's team at The Maudsley Hospital's Eating Disorders Team on training and publications. BBC and the Daily Telegraph interviews, which she held with her daughter, reached countless families, bringing them much-needed modern information on eating disorders. In a partnership with Mary G., Charlotte produced a series of animated videos for parents. Charlotte's blog, Chatting and Chuntering -- which explores parenting teens, mental health concerns, and her experience with breast cancer -- enjoys an avid readership around the world. An active member of the digital world, Charlotte embodies the idea of "networking" and the necessity for humor in all circumstances, including mortality."
Thank you Charlotte for all you have done and continue to do for the eating disorder community.