Custom Search of F.E.A.S.T. and Forum Content:


Main Discussion Board  |  User’s Guide  | Rules  |  Hall of Fame Posts |  Contact a Moderator  | Stories of Hope  | Glossary | Registration Problems?

  F.E.A.S.T. is committed to maintaining the Around the Dinner Table forum as a FREE service for any caregiver of a loved-one with an eating disorder.

Dear Around the Dinner Table Forum Members,

As 2014 comes to a close, we would like to remind you that all of F.E.A.S.T.’s services, including this forum, are free to use, free of advertising, and administrated and moderated entirely by volunteers. You may not realize it, but this forum receives an average of 17,000 page views per month. We know that for every one person who registers and/or posts, there are hundreds more “lurking” and reading as guests. Only a tiny portion of these readers give.

As you may know, F.E.A.S.T. is in the midst of our first major fundraiser. We have raised over $50,000 in one month and we need everyone’s help to reach our goal. Our $100,000 Goal is intended to keep F.E.A.S.T. strong through 2016, while we continue to build a more sustainable donor base. We rarely ask for donations from our members because we know that treating a child with an ED is mentally and financially taxing. Nevertheless, we rely on donations from the individuals we serve and do not accept donations or sponsorships from ED treatment providers.

We believe F.E.A.S.T. is a special community and we hope that you do, too. If this forum has been valuable to you, please consider donating today. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference and shows the larger ED community that supporting caregivers is key to fighting eating disorders. Thank You!


(Monthly payments are available and recurring gifts are encouraged. This message will remain be posted until December 22, 2014)

Around the Dinner Table
Support forum for parents and caregivers of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorder patients
Register New Posts

Author Comment

F.E.A.S.T. Founder
Registered: July 31, 2007
Posts: 5,824
Reply with quote  #1 

Welcome to Around the Dinner Table (ATDT), a moderated support forum for parents and caregivers of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorder patients.

Below is a list of links to help you navigate the ATDT Forum, and the FEAST website.

Keep scrolling down the page for additional information from our Moderators with links to some of their favorite resources. Please do not post responses on this thread as it is meant for reference purposes only.

ATDT Forum – Important Links:

Forum Rules

Registering and getting started - Please note: Forum registration is for parents, other adult caregivers, and ED professionals. Inappropriate registrations will be deleted. (see Forum Rules)

Around the Dinner Table Forum – Public content with posting by registered members only

Connect with Local Members Forum – Private content and posting for registered members only

Feedback on Specific Treatment Providers Forum – Private content and posting for registered members only

Forum FAQ

ATDT Hall of Fame – a collection of favorite/informative/important member posts organized by topic

What is Magic Plate?

ATDT is hosted by FEAST-ed (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders), an international non-profit organization. To learn more about FEAST, please visit the following links:

FEAST principles

History of FEAST



FEAST Website – Useful & Frequently Referenced Links

Home Page

Nourishing Words Blog

Glossary of Terms

The Facts – Main Menu

                  Warning Signs

                  Resistance to Treatment

                  Defining recovery

                  Maudsley Approach

                  Setting Target Weight


                  Parenting during recovery

                  What Parents CAN Do

                  For Treatment Professionals

Treating EDs – Main Menu

                  Clinical Guidelines

                  Treatment Approaches

                  Choosing a treatment provider

                  Treating Anorexia Nervosa

                  Treating Bulimia Nervosa

                  Treating EDNOS

                  Insurance and Money Issues

Resources Main Menu

Local Support - Overview

Laura Collins
F.E.A.S.T. Founder

Registered: Sept 22, 2009
Posts: 1,087
Reply with quote  #2 
I am re-posting Charlotte's endless list of links as it deserves to be in the getting started thread:

Bevan Family Tips


For Parents

Restoring Regular Eating (Maudsley Hospital Eating Plan)

Nutritional Guidelines for Anorexia

Marcia Herrin Food Plan

Kartini Food Plan

Refeeding Syndrome

For Clinicians

MARSIPAN Guidelines

Restoring Regular Eating (Maudsley Hospital Eating Plan)

Nutritional Guidelines for Anorexia

GP/MD’s Guide Part 1

GP/MD’s Guide Part 2

Refeeding Syndrome

Guide to Medical Risk Assessment 



Magic Plate

Modelling Effective Behaviour

Toolkit for Carers

What is normal eating 

How to get a stubborn anorexic to eat?


Dealing with Resistance

Rolling with Resistance



Weight Restoration

Setting Target Weight Range

State not Weight



What Parents Can do

Modelling Effective Behaviour

Parenting During Recovery


For Friends and Siblings

For Younger Siblings

For Friends

 Weight restoration and after

have shown that people with anorexia require an extra 200–400 kcal (840–1680 kJ) a day for up to 6 months after reaching maintenance weight. Weltzin et al (1991) reported that recovering patients required 45–50 kcal/kg (190–210 kJ/kg) per day to maintain 95% average weight for height, compared with 30 kcal/kg (125 
Increased energy needs continue into the maintenance period. Kaye et al (1986)
kJ/kg) per day in a healthy control group. The American Psychiatric Association 
(Anonymous, 2000) suggests using 40–60 kcal/kg (170–250 kJ/kg) per day during 
the weight maintenance period. It has also been demonstrated that people with
restricting anorexia require significantly more energy than those with the binge/purging subtype (Kaye et al, 1986; Weltzin et al, 1991)

The full report can be found here

"What is necessary is never unwise." - Vulcan saying, Star Trek
Previous Topic | Next Topic

Quick Navigation:

P.O. Box 11608 | Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA

US +1 855-50-FEAST | Canada +1 647-247-1339 | Australia +61 731886675 | UK +443308280031 

This forum is sponsored by F.E.A.S.T., an organization of parents serving parents and caregivers of patients of all ages with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. Information and advice given on this forum does not necessarily represent the policy or opinion of F.E.A.S.T. or its volunteers and is meant to support, not replace, professional consultation.

F.E.A.S.T. is registered as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Community Rules | Forum Rules | F.E.A.S.T. Principles | Admin | Pages


Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.