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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are mental illnesses causing serious disturbances in eating behaviours. Below you will find resources to help you better understand this topic.

Community Partners

You can contact the partners below to get more information and assistance.

Web Content

  • F.E.A.S.T.

    Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is a website designed for families to support and be supported during the treatment of a loved one. There is information on this site provided about both Eating Disorders and their treatment. Additionally, anyone can sign up for free membership to post on the support forum.

    feast-ed.org

  • NEDA

    The mission of NEDA is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Their website is equipped with stories of hope written by recovering/recovered individuals, a family forum, and information addressing many ED aspects.

    nationaleatingdisorders.org

  • The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

    The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) aims to increase public awareness about Eating Disorders and related issues.

    nedic.ca/

  • MyHealthAlberta

    MyHealthAlberta has provided a detailed summary of Eating Disorders. Use the search bar to find information on 'Anorexia Nervosa', 'Bulimia Nervosa', 'Binge Eating Disorder', or 'Eating Disorders' in general.

    myhealth.alberta.ca/

  • Kidshealth.org

    Kidshealth.org has a wealth of information about Eating Disorders written for kids, teens, and parents. Search 'Eating Disorder' to be taken to many relevant and easy to understand articles.

    kidshealth.org/

Recommended Resources

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

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Contributors

Thank you to our friends at the Calgary Eating Disorder Clinic for their contributions

Disclaimer

This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or