Welcome to the F.E.A.S.T. USA Task Force page!
We hope you are joining us because you are eager to facilitate change in the eating disorders field. Our missions are both education and advocacy/activism and we are looking for volunteers to support these missions. Working in an area you are passionate about is vital and we have several current areas of focus, so there is a volunteer opportunity to suit everyone.
As F.E.A.S.T. does not accept treatment center funding and depends on our volunteers, we appreciate your support and participation!
Areas of opportunity:
- Education (developing an updating materials, working on and giving presentations that promoted F.E.A.S.T. principles and understanding of eating disorders).
- Legislative Advocacy (building a F.E.A.S.T. USA sub-group to interface and influence USA legislative focus).
- Peer Support (through the Around the Dinner Table forum, the ATDT Facebook page, and through other peer support venues).
- Influencing professional communities that intersect with eating disorders (Examples are: teaching, health care, social work, insurance, etc.)
The F.E.A.S.T. USA Task Force is chaired by F.E.A.S.T. board member JD Ouellette. JD is an educator and mother of four whose youngest daughter developed anorexia in 2012. Her personal experience of encountering only knowledgeable and up-to-date clinical help, and seeing the difference it made in her family’s journey and her daughter’s ability to fully recover from anorexia, inspires her to work toward making this a common, rather than rare, story. JD would love to hear from you via her email at JDOuellette@F.E.A.S.T.-ed.org or 619.602.5624 or on Facebook messenger.