Eating Disorder Resources

Eating disorders and disordered eating are common among young adults. Many people do not seek out the help they need because they are afraid of the stigma associated with eating disorders or they are not aware about the resources available to them. At ISU, we work to create inclusive services and programs to reduce stigma and to support students in their eating disorder recovery journey and in their relationship with food and their body. We are here for you!

There is a solution and a road to recovery for you. People who seek out help recover and improve their relationship with food and their health. Recovery is possible with the correct resources. Below you will find resources available to you.

Campus Resources

National/Online Resources

Facts about the topic

  • NEDA
    • Anorexia nervosa is defined as an eating disorder characterized by weight loss; difficulties maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature; and distorted body image
    • Bulimia nervosa is a cycle of binge eating and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating
    • Binge eating disorder, the most common eating disorder in the United States, is characterized by eating large quantities of food; a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, and distress or guilt afterwards
  • AED
    • Eating disorders are not a choice, phase, or fad
    • Eating disorders are usually recognized by frequent dieting or obsessive eating habits
    • Anyone can be affected by eating disorders regardless of their size, race, gender, religion or other identities
    • Eating disorders are complex and are influenced by both genetics and environmental factors
    • The three official categories of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)