Position Statements

The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. The AED releases position statements on issues related to eating disorders on a periodic basis. 

List of AED Position Statements

AED Statement on Challenges Presented by the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Academy for Eating Disorders Medical Care Standards Committee Statement on the Dental Slim Diet Control Device

AED Statement on Violence against the Asian Community

AED Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Statement on Black Lives Matter

AED Climate Change Statement

CAAPS Consensus Statement on Evidence-Based Practice Decision-Making

Research Risk-Benefit Ethics 

AED Supports the CAAPS Consensus Statement on Evidence-Based Practice Decision-Making for Mental Health and Behavioral Health Care
Arabic | Spanish

AED Statement on Body Shaming and Weight Prejudice in Public Endeavors to Reduce Obesity 

Eating Disorders are Serious Mental Illnesses 
Spanish | Portuguese

Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs      
Spanish | Portuguese  

Over-the-Counter Status of Ipecac Should Be Withdrawn
Spanish | Portuguese 

"Miss Bimbo" Website
Spanish | Portuguese 

The Fashion Industry
Spanish | Portuguese | Hebrew 

Scientists, Model Call on Fashion Industry to Shape Up
Spanish | Portuguese 

Guidelines for the Fashion Industry 
(includes translations into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese)

Pro-Anorexia Websites
Spanish | Portuguese 

Photo-Video Therapy Unsupported by Outcomes-Based Research
Spanish | Portuguese