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From Myth to Fact:

Basic Facts & Concepts 


Essential Resources:

From Myth to Fact:

F.E.A.S.T. Principles

"Nine Truths About Eating Disorders"

Resistance and Relapse

Defining Recovery

Evaluating Web-Based Information

Quick Links:

F.E.A.S.T. Position Statements

For Parents and Primary Caregivers

For Friends and Neighbors

For Educators and Coaches

For Health Professionals

Articles written for F.E.A.S.T.

Order F.E.A.S.T. Print Publications:

F.E.A.S.T.'s Online Store (Brochures & Family Guide Booklets)

F.E.A.S.T.'s Family Recipe Book


Essential Reading:

About the F.E.A.S.T. Family Guide Booklet Series:

"Puzzling Symptoms: Eating Disorders and the Brain, a Family Guide to the Neurobiology of Eating Disorders"
"Down the Rabbit Hole: Coming to Terms with a Loved One's Eating Disorder Diagnosis"
"Port in a Storm: How to Choose a Treatment Team for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder in the U.S."

"Up to the Plate: the Importance of Nutrition to Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders"

"AED Report: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders" by the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)

Glossary of Eating Disorder Terminology

Our Blog: 'Let's F.E.A.S.T.'

'Hall of Fame' Posts from the ATDT Forum

More Resources:

Practical Videos for Caregivers

Clinician Blogroll

Recovered Patient & Carer Blogroll

Book Reviews by F.E.A.S.T. Members

F.E.A.S.T.'s You Tube Video Collection

Signs, Symptoms & Diagnosis


Causes, Triggers & Maintaining Factors

Warning Signs

The Importance of Early Intervention

Diagnosing Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders in Athletes

Common Co-morbidities


What Do We Know About Causality?

Parents DO NOT Cause Eating Disorders

The Role of Genetics

The Role of Environment

The Role of Nutrition

The Role of Exercise

Research Links

Treatment Options & Access to Care


Medical Risks and Consequences & Treatment Standards and Guidelines

Treatment Options:

Choosing a Treatment Provider

Treatment Team Members

Licenses and Certificates

Levels of Care

Treatment Approaches

What is "Evidence-Based Treatment"

What is Family Based Treatment (FBT) and the Maudsley Approach?

Other Treatment Options

Clinical Trials and Other Research Studies


Medical Risks & Consequences:

Recognizing a Medical Emergency

Re-feeding Syndrome

Treatment Standards & Guidelines:

Treating Bulimia Nervosa

Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Outcome Predictors for Anorexia Nervosa

Clinical Guidelines by Country

The Circle of Care:

Family, Treatment  & Community


Support for Families in Crisis

The Role of Family

What Parents CAN Do

The Impact of Parents in the Broader Advocacy Community

Patient Letters to F.E.A.S.T.

Recognizing the Rights of Patients & Carers: A Worldwide Charter For Action On Eating Disorders

Enlisting Community Support:

How Others Can Help

'ED'ucational Video Links


Caregiving is Not Normal Parenting

Parenting During Treatment & Recovery

Parent Audio Interviews

Internet Safety During Recovery

Money Issues & Dealing with Insurance Companies

Medical Records & Privacy Issues (US Dept. Health & Human Services: Understanding HIPPAA Privacy for Mental Health) (PDF)

Printable Resources:

F.E.A.S.T. Information Sheets & Booklets

Template Documents: Sample Letters & Contracts

Nutritional Restoration


  F.E.A.S.T.'s Services & Goals


Nutritional Restoration is not 'Normal Eating'

Re-feeding Resources & Growth Charts

Setting Target Weights

What is the "Magic Plate"?

What about religious fasting?

Nutritional Maintenance:

What is "Normal" Eating?

What About Obesity?


Caregiver Support Services:

Around the Dinner Table Forum (ATDT)

ATDT on Facebook: A Carer Support Group

Videos from our Caregiver Focused Conferences

Start a Local Support Group


Speaking with the Media

Other Services:

Worldwide List of ED Advocacy Organizations

Media Contact Information & Services

Research Participant Requests


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