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COVID-19: Updates and Plans ›

Eating Concerns

The NEDA Helpline is available via phone at (800) 931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM ET and via chat Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET and Friday 9AM to 5PM ET. You can always leave a message and we will return your call or message promptly.

Peace Meal is an Emily Program podcast that discusses topics related to eating disorders, body image issues, and how society may contribute to distorted thinking. 

Mindful Eating Topics for College Students (from UT Austin)

The Dangers of Dieting

National Eating Disorders Association  Find help and support.

The Center for Mindful Eating

The Joy Project — local support group for eating disorders

Life Without Ed    Resources for recovering from an eating disorder (from writer Jenni Schaefer)

Help for Emotional Eating   Dr. Michelle May

Geneen Roth blog/books on recovering from emotional eating and compulsive eating

Tools for Mindful Eating    Dr. Susan Albers

Adios Barbie:  A Body Image Site for Every Body

Body Image

Eating Disorders & Minorities NOVA

Being Black and Struggling with Body Image video

Eating Disorders in the Transgender Community



The Emily Program –  Outpatient treatment program that provides comprehensive psychological, nutritional and medical care for individuals with eating disorders. Program incorporates group therapy, individual therapy, eating disorder groups, nutritional education and counseling, and family therapy. Located in St. Paul – Midway, St. Louis Park, and Stillwater. 651-645-5323

Melrose Center – Nationally recognized comprehensive program in treating anorexia and bulimia; affiliated with University of Minnesota physicians. Team approach including physicians, physical and occupational therapists, registered nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dietitians. Inpatient treatment, intensive day or partial inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, residential care, and support groups for patients and families. 952-993-6200  NEW LOCATION NEAR AUGSBURG — accessible by bus or light rail (St. Paul Midway)

Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center.  Christian-based counseling and intensive outpatient programs for eating disorders.  Located in Burnsville.

The Joy Project — free support group for eating disorders.  Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Hosts weekly support groups for members of the community who are struggling to recover from an eating disorder.
COVID-19 Edit: Until further notice, we are meeting virtually through Zoom on Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm.For link and password, contact us at

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous    612-825-2312

National Eating Disorders Association  Find help and support