F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director
I love the new weekly email format, which is short and includes links to 3-4 articles or recent blog posts of interest.  This week's email included links to an announcement of F.E.A.S.T. 's newest Advisory Panel member, James Lock (yes, THAT James Lock), and info on F.E.A.S.T.'s Global Task Force for regional action.  Cool stuff happening around the world!
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
Are those emails posted here anywhere for those of us who might have confidentiality concerns with emails like that coming to our regular in box?  My kids do not need to know “feast” exists and it would not be rare that they see my inbox. 
Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
If you don't wish to have a F.E.A.S.T. weekly email, you can access the news & blog posts directly from the main F.E.A.S.T. site at http://www.feast-ed.org
Click on the 'Services' tab at the top of the screen, and from the drop-down menu, click on News, Blogs at the FEAST table.  There you will see all the news and blogs that would appear in the weekly email.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou