Yesterday, a historic study by STRIPED and AED was announced and is now available to the public. It quantifies the social and economic cost of eating disorders in the US and pointing to data for advocates and policy-makers around the world in doing the same. In June, F.E.A.S.T. joined ten other leading eating disorder organizations in endorsing this study.
We still need more data, and to make sure the data is inclusive of the people and the factors that remain unstudied. The start to that process is in agreeing across the field on some baseline statistics, something that has been holding the field back for a long time. F.E.A.S.T. applauds the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and Deloitte Access Economics for this historic report on prevalence and mortality.