FEAST (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) — An extremely helpful resource for parents helping a child or teenager through an eating disorder. FEAST has tons of videos that talk about family-based treatment and what to expect through the recovery process, as well as a 30-day newsletter course that goes through all of this at a manageable pace.
Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders — A North Carolina-based organization that provides education, referral resources, and an eating disorder hotline to those struggling with eating disorders, and those who love them.
The Association for Size Diversity and Health — An organization dedicated to pushing for a more size-inclusive approach to health. This is a great place to learn about the principles of Health at Every Size® (HAES), and to find healthcare providers who take a HAES approach.
National eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline — A helpline that provides support, resources and treatment options for those struggling with eating disorders and their loved ones. (Note, the helpline is only open 5 days a week, and it’s not 24-hour).
Therapy for Black Girls — A podcast, blog, support network, and directory of Black therapists across the country.
Recovery Warriors — A podcast, blog, and support network serving those with eating disorders.
Hilltop Behavioral Health – Treating eating disorders, anxiety, trauma and depression for individuals and groups.
Minding Men Talkshow — A podcast and community that’s helpful for anyone who identifies as male and struggles with an eating disorder.
Nalgona Positivity Pride — An in-community eating disorders and body-positive organization dedicated in creating visibility and resources for Black, Indigenous, communities of color (BICC.)
Eating Disorder Recovery Books
Ruby Oak Nutrition independently selected all of these books, because we’ve used them with clients and know that they’re fantastic. As part of the Amazon Associates program, we do get a small commission when you click one of the links below and order a book.
Sick Enough — A guide to the medical complications of eating disorders, by an eating disorder MD. Patients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren’t “sick enough” to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable.
How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder — A guide for parents of children and teens with eating disorders. This book outlines the Plate-by-Plate approach, which is the approach to meal planning and feeding that we typically use at Ruby Oak Nutrition.
When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder — Written by an eating disorder psychologist, this book is written to empower parents in the family-based treatment approach to eating disorders. It’s a great compliment to How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder.
Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating — Written by an eating disorder physician and a speech language pathologist, this book walks through how parents can help their children overcome extreme picky eating . It’s also a helpful guide for adults!
Body Image Books
Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image — A look into the intergenerational trauma that causes parents to pass body image issues on to their children, through the lens of the author who overcame her own struggle with an eating disorder and poor body image.
More than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament — A book centered around the idea of body neutrality, which means not necessarily loving how your body looks, but instead learning to live well and feel worthy, despite how you feel about your body.
Intuitive Eating and Anti-Diet Books
Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture — We’ve had the privilege of previewing this book, and it’s such a fantastic look into how diet culture seeps into parenting, and how to raise your kids diet-free.
Podcasts We Love
Sunny Side Up Nutrition — Hosts Anna, Anna, and Elizabeth (two dietitians and a dietitian-to-be) talk about how to raise intuitive eaters and foster healthy relationships with food in your home.
Food Psych — Host Christy Harrison, a registered dietitian, interviews experts and activists in the fields of eating disorders, fat activism, anti-diet nutrition, and more.
Full Bloom Podcast — Host Zoë, a therapist, talks about body-positive parenting, body image, and a non-diet approach to overall wellness.
Maintenance Phase — Hosts Aubrey and Michael go in-depth into various health topics, debunking the diet industry and laying out the evidence for a more weight-inclusive approach. (The content is serious, but the banter can be pretty funny!)
Food Heaven — Hosts Wendy and Jess, both registered dietitians, talk about nutrition and wellness in a way that’s inclusive and accessible.
Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back — Hosts Marquisele, Da’Shaun, Caleb, Bryan, and Jordan are fat activists who talk about how and why anti-fatness shows up in our lives and relationships.