We are here because we’ve been there.
F.E.A.S.T: The global support and education community of and for parents of those with eating disorders.
You’ve found us: the global organization of and serving parents like you around the world. We are here to help you understand your son or daughter’s eating disorder, support you in helping them get appropriate treatment, and get you the information you need to help them recover and thrive.
This website is about you. Your learning, your confidence, your resources. No two families have the same needs or path, but we know what kind of information and skills help families be resilient and strong through the process. We can help you discover your unique toolkit.
We believe in families. We believe in full recovery. We believe information is power and good treatment saves lives. Welcome to our community, and these resources. In no time you will be paying it forward to support others: Welcome.
AROUND THE F.E.A.S.T. TABLE
AT LAURA’S DESK
VOICES OF LIVED EXPERIENCE OF EATING DISORDERS
RESEARCH & TREATMENT ADVANCES
heard and valued
Being validated as a caregiver by professionals! Knowing that in that room, caregivers were heard and valued.
TED Talk feel
I loved the interactivity and the TED talk feel. It was very intimate and personal too.
The top folks in the field in an intimate, less formal setting that makes it accessible - removes intimidation factor
science and family
It was all about science and all about family at the same time. Brilliant!
Honestly, as a caregiver I have never participated in anything where I felt like, from the start, the caregiver role was not just acknowledge but supported in such a thoughtful and honest way. When Laura acknowledged that some of us were going to need to stay in touch with our kids for ED related coaching it brought tears to my eyes - it was a remarkable validation of the realities caregivers work though every day, and it was incredible to have that statement set the tone of understanding and support that were such strong themes of the day.
exceeded my expectations
I have been to both FOK: Chicago & NYC. They have both exceeded my expectations in content and execution.