The Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating
Disorders (WNYCCCED) wants
to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information
about eating disorders. While many eating-disorders-related
websites exist, we encourage you to begin your web search
for education on two of the most well-known and respected
websites in the country. These are the Academy for Eating
and the National Eating Disorders Association websites (nationaleatingdisorders.org).
Academy for Eating
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is an international
transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes
excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating
disorders. The AED provides education, training and a forum
for collaboration and professional dialogue.
The Academy's objectives are to:
Promote the effective treatment and care of patients
with eating disorders and associated disorders
Develop and advance initiatives for the prevention
of eating disorders
Disseminate knowledge regarding eating disorders
to members of the Academy, other professionals and the general
Stimulate and support research in the field
Promote multidisciplinary expertise within the Academy's
Advocate for the field on behalf of patients, the
public and eating disorder professionals
Assist in the development of guidelines for training,
practice and professional conduct within the field
Identify and reward outstanding achievement and service
in the field
National Eating Disorders
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the
largest not-for-profit organization in the United States
working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment
referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and
binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image
and weight issues.
NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding and
prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality
treatment for those affected along with support for their
families through education, advocacy and research.
NEDA serves the needs of the national community by providing
programs, products and services of superior quality that
support the elimination of eating disorders.
To achieve our mission, we develop prevention programs for
a wide range of audiences, publish and distribute educational
materials as well as operate the nation's first toll-free
eating disorders information and referral helpline.