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Mission

F.E.A.S.T. is an International non-profit organization of and for caregivers of loved ones suffering from eating disorders. F.E.A.S.T.’s Mission is to support caregivers by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders. 

Principles:

  • Eating disorders are biologically based mental illnesses and fully treatable with a combination of nutritional, medical, and therapeutic supports.
  • Parents do not cause eating disorders, and patients do not choose eating disorders.
  • Parents and caregivers can be a powerful support for a loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder.
  • Blaming and marginalizing parents in the eating disorder treatment process causes harm and suffering.
  • Patients should receive evidence-based treatment, when available.
  • Families should be supported in seeking the most appropriate treatment in the least restrictive environment possible.
  • Food is medicine: all treatment should include urgent and ongoing nutritional rehabilitation.
  • When the family is supported, the patient is supported.
  • Siblings and parents are affected by a family member’s illness; their needs deserve full attention, too.
  • Parents have a unique capacity to help other parents with support, information, and the wisdom of experience.
  • F.E.A.S.T. is committed to a coalition-building model of advocacy work that requires mutual respect among caregivers, professionals, and patients.