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

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AUSSIEedfamily
Dear ATDT & F.E.A.S.T,

The Australian Prime Minister and the Health/Mental Health Minister announced on Sunday a huge improvement to the Australian Medicare Benefits system. Eating Disorders for the first time will have its own specific benefit number and there will be 40 psychology/psychiatry sessions plus 20 dietetic sessions a total of 60 sessions.

F.E.A.S.T's advocacy in Australia has helped this happen along with Eating Disorders Families Australia's advocacy combined with the Butterfly Foundation and the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.

Here is a press release from EDFA vice Chair Belinda Caldwell 

https://www.edfa.org.au/historic-moment-for-eating-disorders-in-australia/

(Belinda is also vice chair of F.E.A.S.T and chair of F.E.A.S.T's Australian/New Zealand task force).

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/about-us/media-centre/media-releases/major-medicare-reform-makes-history-for-eating-disorders-treatment-in-australia/



ED Dad
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Mamaroo
That is wonderful news!!!!!
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
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LauraCollins_US
The F.E.A.S.T Community congratulates our Australian advocates and families! @BelindaCaldwel1 @edf_aust @EDFA_info #Australia #Eatingdisorders

https://www.feast-ed.org/this-is-the-day-australia-says-we-hear-we-get-it-and-it-will-never-be-the-same-again 

 
Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director
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Enn

What a great achievement!! Congratulations for making the change that was desperately needed!

XXX

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)
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