NEDA Toolkit for Parents
The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder. You will find answers to questions; signs, symptoms and medical consequences; information about treatment and levels of care; and questions to ask when choosing a treatment provider.
National Initiative for Eating Disorders
Download NIED’s special booklet Understanding Starts Here that includes sections on Eating Disorder Recovery, Approaching Someone with an Eating Disorder, Tips for Parents, Families, Spouses & Significant Others and Resources.
More-Love.org is an online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders. We educate parents about weight, food, and mental health and seek to reduce the fear and shame parents feel when their child has a problem with body hate, disordered eating, or an eating disorder. We believe full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and we support a Health at Every Size® approach.
Health at Every Size (HAES)
The Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It is also a movement working to promote size- acceptance, to end weight discrimination, and to lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness. The HAES approach promotes balanced eating, life- enhancing physical activity, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes. Promotes flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight
control. The Nourish Collective, a group of weight-inclusive dietitians, utilize the HAES approach in their work helping individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating to heal.
ED Matters Podcast
Series of podcasts on Eating Disorders, ED Matters: The Gurze/Salucore podcast airs once a week, featuring interviews with the top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders. Healthy conversations about eating disorders.
Brainstorms is a 2016 podcast dedicated to teenage neuroscience. It features an interview with Dr. Erin Parks, UC San Diego Eating Disorder Center. Discusses range of eating disorders and their neurobiological, genetic, and psychological roots. Addresses how culture and personality traits are associated with such disorders, and how science has shed light on development and treatment.
Cornell University – Self-Injury and Recovery Resources
Research and insight into self-injury. Resources and tools useful for those seeking to better understand, treat, and prevent self-injury.
ED says U Said- Eating Disorder Translator
This book aims to improve communication between someone with an eating disorder and their friends and family by revealing the eating disorder mindset and decoding language choices
For further reading, refer to the media library on this page.