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

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In Australia the NEDC is a government sponsored collaboration to improve knowledge and treatment of eating disorders. It is free to join, and certainly anyone in Australia can join (not sure about overseas)

Slowly but surely the amount of information on their website is building and it is slowly becoming an amazing resource. 

There is now a clinician education model - we can direct GP's there and they can get CME points for watching https://www.nedc.com.au/professional-development/e-learning/

on this same page their is also information for dentists. 

The NEDC has also had annual meetings for members over the last few years. I particularly love this one - which gives so much information and insight into eating disorders (it is a long watch - be warned) 
 and this one which is really good information for dispelling diet myths. I had thought I knew a lot about eating and meals after ED but got even more info from this 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
Thanks Foodsupport I found those very interesting. Especially the myth busting one.
Great resources, Foodsupport.

I find that I am able to watch videos at 50% greater speed. I get all the info for half the time! Just click on the settings on the youTube (or Vimeo) screen and change the speed.

Warm wishes,

2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
 I need to try that 50% speed thing, deenl, that sounds funny. Has it the same effect on the voice than a faster record???
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
These are great! Thank you!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)