News

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Missouri’s New Law

    AED commends Governor Jay Nixon’s decision to sign into law a bill that specifically defines the guidelines for the coverage of eating disorders. Missouri is now set to become the first state to establish specific parameters insurance companies must follow under the Affordable Care Act regulations.
    Read More.

    Please join us for an AED webinar!

    August 13, 2015
    Our August webinar, Food for Thought: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the Eating Disorders with speaker Glenn Waller will be presented on Thursday, August 13 at 11:00 AM EDT. This 90-minute session will briefly review the evidence that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) should be the first choice of treatment for adults with eating disorders (and a viable alternate choice for some younger cases). It will contrast that evidence with the fact that few clinicians use CBT for eating disorders, and that many who do use it do not use all the necessary elements, and will consider why that is so. You must be logged in as an AED member in order to register for this webinar!
    Click here to learn more & register.

    The AED Joins in Opposition of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policy

    June 26, 2015 
    The Academy for Eating Disorders has joined with significant national and international medical associations opposing a proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy interpretation that would allow employers to inquire about employees’ private genetic information or medical information. Requested information is unrelated to employees’ ability to do their jobs and penalizes employees who choose to keep this information private. A letter signed by 68 organizations was sent to the EEOC June 19th, 2015. 
    Read More

    AED Releases Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

    May 12, 2015 
    In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. The 9 Truths About Eating Disorders is now available in multiple languages.
    Click here for more information and to read the press release.

    Mark Your Calendar: Eating Disorder Coalition Spring Lobby Day

    March 18, 2015 
    Registration is now open for the Eating Disorders Coalition's Spring Lobby Day in Washington, DC on May 13, 2015. The EDC Lobby Day is an opportunity to directly impact federal legislation and public policy by using our voices to educate members of Congress on issues that affect all those who suffer from, care about, or work with people with eating disorders. Participants will receive training on how to lobby and then work in teams to meet with their state's Representatives, Senators, and their staff to advocate for eating disorder related legislation. Consider supporting the EDC by participating in the Spring Lobby Day, May 13 on Capital Hill. For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org

Advocacy & Publications

    AED Publications 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    The official newsletter of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the AED Forum

    International Journal of Eating Disorders

    The official journal of the Academy for Eating Disorders

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders


    Advocacy Efforts

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Together, the AED community advocates for the field of eating disorders on behalf of patients, the public and professionals. 

    Position Statements

    AED releases statements on issues related to eating disorders on a periodic basis. Recent Academy position papers include:

      • Facts and Concerns About School-Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting (October 2014) - Read the statement



      • Eating Disorders – A Hidden Phenomenon in Outpatient Mental Health? (October 2013) - Read the article.


      • AED Emphasizes Physical Health More than BMI for Boy Scouts of America's New Fitness Guidelines (July 2013) -  Read the statement.



    Read More AED Position Statements

     

     

Resources

    For the Professional


    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

    Posted April 20, 2014 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.
    Posted June 26, 2014

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.
    Posted April 7, 2014

    For the Public

     

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders
    Posted January 14, 2014  

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    About Eating Disorders

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is committed to disseminating information regarding these disorders to both educate, prevent and assist those in need.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Eating Disorder Videos

    To better educate the public on eating disorders, the AED provides a list of helpful videos available on a variety of topics. 
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.
    Posted January 14, 2014
     
     

AED Bookstore

    AED Bookstore

    AED has partnered with Powell's Bookstore to provide the best prices on more than 200 suggested titles for eating disorders professionals and the general public. For each book purchased through the AED Bookstore, AED will receive a 7.5% dividend. So, your purchases are helping support AED operations!

    Have a book you'd like added to the AED Bookstore? AED members who have written or contributed to a book can request to have their book added to the AED Bookstore, pending review. Please contact AED headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call +1-703-234-4079.

    See the books below and check out more books on eating disorders at AED's Bookstore Partner, Powell's.
     

     

    AED Featured Titles

    Proceeds from the below books benefit the AED:

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    Kathy Kater has generously pledged to donate all profits from her latest book, Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know, to the AED. Promoting health instead of size, this book offers a comprehensive, primary prevention curriculum for addressing body image, eating, fitness, and weight concerns in today's challenging environment.

    Purchase your copy today 

     

     

     

    Aimee Liu's book

     

    Aimee Liu has generously pledged to donate proceeds from her latest book, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, to the AED Scholarship Fund. 

    Purchase your copy today

     

     









     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Missouri’s New Law

    AED commends Governor Jay Nixon’s decision to sign into law a bill that specifically defines the guidelines for the coverage of eating disorders. Missouri is now set to become the first state to establish specific parameters insurance companies must follow under the Affordable Care Act regulations.
    Read More.

    Please join us for an AED webinar!

    August 13, 2015
    Our August webinar, Food for Thought: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the Eating Disorders with speaker Glenn Waller will be presented on Thursday, August 13 at 11:00 AM EDT. This 90-minute session will briefly review the evidence that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) should be the first choice of treatment for adults with eating disorders (and a viable alternate choice for some younger cases). It will contrast that evidence with the fact that few clinicians use CBT for eating disorders, and that many who do use it do not use all the necessary elements, and will consider why that is so. You must be logged in as an AED member in order to register for this webinar!
    Click here to learn more & register.

    The AED Joins in Opposition of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policy

    June 26, 2015 
    The Academy for Eating Disorders has joined with significant national and international medical associations opposing a proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy interpretation that would allow employers to inquire about employees’ private genetic information or medical information. Requested information is unrelated to employees’ ability to do their jobs and penalizes employees who choose to keep this information private. A letter signed by 68 organizations was sent to the EEOC June 19th, 2015. 
    Read More

    AED Releases Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

    May 12, 2015 
    In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. The 9 Truths About Eating Disorders is now available in multiple languages.
    Click here for more information and to read the press release.

    Mark Your Calendar: Eating Disorder Coalition Spring Lobby Day

    March 18, 2015 
    Registration is now open for the Eating Disorders Coalition's Spring Lobby Day in Washington, DC on May 13, 2015. The EDC Lobby Day is an opportunity to directly impact federal legislation and public policy by using our voices to educate members of Congress on issues that affect all those who suffer from, care about, or work with people with eating disorders. Participants will receive training on how to lobby and then work in teams to meet with their state's Representatives, Senators, and their staff to advocate for eating disorder related legislation. Consider supporting the EDC by participating in the Spring Lobby Day, May 13 on Capital Hill. For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org

    AED Publications 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    The official newsletter of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the AED Forum

    International Journal of Eating Disorders

    The official journal of the Academy for Eating Disorders

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders


    Advocacy Efforts

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Together, the AED community advocates for the field of eating disorders on behalf of patients, the public and professionals. 

    Position Statements

    AED releases statements on issues related to eating disorders on a periodic basis. Recent Academy position papers include:

      • Facts and Concerns About School-Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting (October 2014) - Read the statement



      • Eating Disorders – A Hidden Phenomenon in Outpatient Mental Health? (October 2013) - Read the article.


      • AED Emphasizes Physical Health More than BMI for Boy Scouts of America's New Fitness Guidelines (July 2013) -  Read the statement.



    Read More AED Position Statements

     

     

    For the Professional


    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

    Posted April 20, 2014 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.
    Posted June 26, 2014

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.
    Posted April 7, 2014

    For the Public

     

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders
    Posted January 14, 2014  

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    About Eating Disorders

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is committed to disseminating information regarding these disorders to both educate, prevent and assist those in need.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Eating Disorder Videos

    To better educate the public on eating disorders, the AED provides a list of helpful videos available on a variety of topics. 
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.
    Posted January 14, 2014
     
     

    AED Bookstore

    AED has partnered with Powell's Bookstore to provide the best prices on more than 200 suggested titles for eating disorders professionals and the general public. For each book purchased through the AED Bookstore, AED will receive a 7.5% dividend. So, your purchases are helping support AED operations!

    Have a book you'd like added to the AED Bookstore? AED members who have written or contributed to a book can request to have their book added to the AED Bookstore, pending review. Please contact AED headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call +1-703-234-4079.

    See the books below and check out more books on eating disorders at AED's Bookstore Partner, Powell's.
     

     

    AED Featured Titles

    Proceeds from the below books benefit the AED:

    Image

     

    Kathy Kater has generously pledged to donate all profits from her latest book, Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know, to the AED. Promoting health instead of size, this book offers a comprehensive, primary prevention curriculum for addressing body image, eating, fitness, and weight concerns in today's challenging environment.

    Purchase your copy today 

     

     

     

    Aimee Liu's book

     

    Aimee Liu has generously pledged to donate proceeds from her latest book, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, to the AED Scholarship Fund. 

    Purchase your copy today