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Through advocacy work, community and professional events, and media outreach, Veritas is helping to bring cutting-edge research, best-practice care, and scientifically backed information into the national eating disorder conversation. Here in our blog you can learn about the work we and others are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. You’ll also find interesting articles and helpful insights that can support you or a loved one on the journey to lasting recovery. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@veritascollaborative.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

School and Community Resources

School & Community Resources

Website links to school and community resources and support information.

WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign

The mission of WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign is to stop diet and weight talk to protect the physical and mental health of kids. Find resources for what to say instead, as well as answers to your everyday questions about supporting kids as they navigate food and body image issues.

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NEDA school and community resources

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides an educator toolkit, school resources, and educational brochures that can be downloaded for free.

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Be Real curriculum resources

Be Real provides curriculum resources to use with children in classroom settings or after-school groups.

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Informational materials

Download informational materials from Veritas Collaborative. Materials can also be ordered and sent to your school or community center.

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Books

Books

Book recommendations from Veritas Collaborative.

Life Without Ed

Life Without Ed

Author Jenni Shaefer shares how she declared independence from her eating disorder and how you can too.

Author: Jenni Schaefer

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Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

Recover from your eating disorder and fall in love with life.

Author: Jenni Schaefer

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Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic.

Author: Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

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The Eating Disorder Sourcebook

Eating Disorder Sourcebook

Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder—from identifying an eating disorder to treatment options to what you can expect.

Author: Carolyn Costin, MA, MED, MFCC

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8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience 

The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.

Authors: Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED, and Gwen Schubert Grabb, LMFT, CEDS-S

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Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach

Make peace with food. Free yourself from chronic dieting forever. Rediscover the pleasures of eating. The go-to resourcenow fully revised and updatedfor building a healthy body image and making peace with food, once and for all.

Authors: Evelyn Tribole, MS, and Elyse Resch, MS

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The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

This workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.

Authors: Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND

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Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out--and Never Say Diet Again

Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out—and Never Say Diet Again

This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.

Author: Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN

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Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

An important and original work, Fearing the Black Body argues convincingly that fat phobia isn’t about health at all, but rather a means of using the body to validate race, class, and gender prejudice.

Author: Sabrina Strings, PhD

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A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating Problems

A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems

A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women’s eating problems.

Author: Becky W. Thompson, PhD

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Eating in the Light of the Moon

Eating in the Light of the Moon

This book offers guidance on how women can transform their relationship with food through myths, metaphors, and storytelling.

Author: Anita Johnston, PhD

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The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living

The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living

The Wisdom of Your Body weaves together illuminating research, stories from McBride’s work as a therapist, and deeply personal narratives to offer a compassionate, healthy, and holistic perspective on embodied living. 

Author: Hillary L. McBride, PhD

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Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food 

Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher.

Author: Jan Chozen Bays, MD

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Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness

Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness

Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga’s mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery.

Editors: Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED, and Joe Kelly

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Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends

Surviving an Eating Disorder provides a combination of information, insight, case examples, and practical strategies for families and friends to work on their relationship with someone who struggles with an eating disorder.

Authors: Michele Siegel, PhD, Judith Brisman, PhD, and Margot Weinshel, MSW

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Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues

Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, or Body Image Issues

This book provides some tips on how to support someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. It discusses how to have tough conversations and when to seek professional help.

Authors: Jeanne Albronda Heaton, PhD, and Claudia J. Strauss

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When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

The book is designed to be a resource for parents and caregivers of teens with eating disorders as well as the mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, and coaches who work with them, clearly outlining the principles of FBT and the process of involving parents collaboratively in treatment.

Author: Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD

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Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness

Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness

This updated book describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships.

Authors: Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, and Craig Johnson, PhD

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Your Dieting Daughter…Is She Dying For Attention?

Your Dieting Daughter…Is She Dying For Attention?

Written for parents of girls who want to explore the various complexities of the dieting issue and prepare you to deal with your daughter and our “thin is in” society.

Author: Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED

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Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications, 4th Edition

Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications, 4th Edition

This user-friendly and comprehensive guide offers expert advice on diagnosing, treating, and caring for those with eating disorders.

Editors: Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS, and Arnold E. Andersen, MD, FAED, DLFAPA

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Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, Second Edition: A Family-Based Approach

Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, 2nd Edition: A Family-Based Approach

This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child’s weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent and child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.

Authors: James Lock, MD, PhD, and Daniel Le Grange, PhD, FAED

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Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

Overcoming Binge Eating, 2nd Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving–and maintaining–a transformed relationship with food and your body.

Author: Christopher G. Fairburn, MD

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Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop

Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop

Crave helps readers understand why they crave specific foods, recognize their individual triggers, and modify their responses to those triggers. Readers will develop a variety of strategies to use in conquering their cravings and establishing healthy eating habits.

Author: Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED

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Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide

Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide

Binge Control is a compact guide to understanding binge eating disorder (BED) and a companion to Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop. It is designed to help people who have BED better understand their condition and their treatment options and to help family members and friends of individuals with BED provide understanding and support to their loved ones during recovery.

Author: Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED

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Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating

Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating

Divided into three sections–The Problem, The Treatment, and The Solution–this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations, and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.

Authors: Judith Matz, LCSW, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW

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Live Happy (...damn it)

Live Happy (…damn it)

Jennifer was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease, her kidneys failed rapidly, and she plunged into the unfamiliar world of kidney transplantation. Jennifer faced a choice. Hope or despair? Live Happy (…damn it) is a book that will vitalize your optimism, and encourage you to get back up when you stumble and fall. Let Jennifer’s experiences inspire you to embrace every day…and choose hope.

Author: Jennifer Cramer-Miller

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The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor

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Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.

Author: Leah Vernon

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

Author: Roxane Gay

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Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass

Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass

A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it’s also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes’s biting voice as the guide.

Author: Jes Baker

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. Rupi Kaur’s poems cover the themes of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

Author: Rupi Kaur

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Web Resources

Web Resources

Website links for more eating disorder, substance use disorder, and support information.

  • Article recommendations from Veritas Collaborative.


    Facts About Eating Disorders: What the Research Shows 

    A fact sheet with eating disorder statistics from the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC).

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    What is ARFID?

    A brief overview of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

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    Eating Disorders in Males

    A look at eating disorders and body image issues in males.

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    Eating Disorders and Adolescents

    An article exploring eating disorders in adolescents, including recent and emerging research. 

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    Eating Disorders in Marginalized Communities

    An article about anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in marginalized communities.

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    Finding Me: Discovering My Transgender Identity

    Ryan Sallans’ eating disorder recovery story.

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    Evaluation and Treatment of ARFID in Adolescents

    A review of the diagnostic criteria for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

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    How ARFID Is Treated

    An overview of medical and therapy options available for treating Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

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    Bloomberg Law Article: Labor Department Gets Tougher on Employer Mental Health Benefits

    A look at the compliance issues associated with federal mental health parity law and what can be done to address noncompliance.

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  • Academy for Eating Disorders

    A global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.

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    ED Support Groups

    Free support groups that may be led by professional or non-professionals.

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    Body Positive

    Body Positive focuses on boosting body image at any weight.

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    Drug Rehab Connections

    An independent resource that understands the importance of recognizing addiction and helping guide those who need help to find treatment and rehab.

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    Eating Disorder Hope

    Eating Disorder Hope offers information, treatment options, recovery tools, and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers, and loved ones.

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    Eating Disorders Coalition

    A group of organizations related to eating disorders and individuals with a mission to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

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    Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

    F.E.A.S.T. is an international group for caregivers to individuals struggling with eating disorders.

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    Gurze Books

    Gurze Books publishes specialized books, newsletters, and resources on eating disorders.

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    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) works toward making societal changes necessary to eliminate personal and societal violence against all women and children. They offer local, state, regional, and national resources for domestic violence.

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    National Eating Disorders Association

    An organization dedicated to education, resources, and support for those affected by eating disorders and has a wide variety of eating disorder resources and educational handouts.

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    New Moon Girls

    Safe, educational, ad-free site for girls ages 8-14. Activities include moderated chatrooms, discussion forums, reader-submitted art, poetry, and videos.

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    Start Your Recovery

    StartYourRecovery.org is a website developed by bringing together experts in substance use treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. 

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    Marci RD

    Marcird.com/blog is a blog that provides information, tips, and suggestions to help you find your own way to a balanced healthy life.

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    Ask Bodyposipanda

    Advice column for The Unedit, all about recovery, diet culture, self-love, food, exercise and all things bopo.

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    Body Image Movement

    Founded by Taryn Brumfitt in 2012, the Body Image Movement is on a mission to end the global body-hating epidemic by inspiring people to embrace their bodies through documentaries, books, online programs, speaking, and educational resources.

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    Body Kindness

    Body Kindness will boost your hope and confidence in leaving diets behind from exactly where you are today. 

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    Brain-Based Eating Disorders

    An e-text on temperament-based therapy with supports (TBT-S) by Dr. Laura Hill.

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    She’s All Fat

    The podcast for body positivity, radical self love, and chill vibes ONLY.

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    Fat Black Audacity

    Join Brandi Michele, a content creator, cultural critic, fat body advocate, and community builder, who is committed to growing a platform to empower, encourage, and uplift black non-men. Her podcast “Fat Black Audacity” gives you her take on the world, validates the oppression of fat bodies, and chronicles her lived experiences. 

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    Fighting Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Populations

    FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. 

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    The Body Is Not an Apology

    The Body Is Not an Apology is an international movement committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment.

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    Social Media Resources

    Find social media resources by checking out who we follow on our social media channels:

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn

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Resources

Resources

Knowing the facts about eating disorders is an important first step toward healing.

Eating disorders are influenced by a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors, so understanding them can feel like an uphill battle. But knowing the facts is an important first step toward healing. That’s why we’ve gathered a variety of resources to shine some light on these complex illnesses. Still have questions? Contact us to learn more.

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