National Alliance for Eating Disorders
help. support. recovery.
The National Alliance for Eating Disorders (formerly The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness) is the leading national nonprofit
organization providing referrals, education, and support for individuals experiencing eating disorders, as well as their loved ones.
The Alliance offers comprehensive services, including:
- Educational presentations and training days
- Free, weekly, therapist-led support groups nationwide (virtual and in-person) for those experiencing eating disorders and for their
- Support and referrals through both our free help-line and comprehensive referral website/app
- Direct, low-cost, life-saving, outpatient treatment to underinsured and uninsured adults in the South Florida
- Unique and empowering Southern Smash scale smashing events and SmashTALK panel discussions.
From January - November 30, 2022, The Alliance has:
- Welcomed 19,264 participants, from all 50 states and 71 countries around the world, to our groups.
- Provided more than 229,891 free referrals to all levels of eating disorder treatment
- Educated more than 39,430 individuals in our free and low-cost Educational trainings
- Provided 3,170 hours of low-cost outpatient therapy, including individual, group, and family therapy
information, please call 561.841.0900 or visit www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com.
ABOUT EATING DISORDERS
- Eating disorders affect 9% of all Americans (29 million individuals) and do not discriminate by age, gender, wealth, job status, sexual
orientation, ability, neurodiversity, body shape and size, race, or ethnicity.
- There are more than 700,000 individuals struggling with an eating disorder in the state of Florida alone.
- One person dies every 52 minutes as a direct result of an eating disorder, with eating disorders having the second highest mortality
rate amongst all psychiatric illnesses.
- Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa are 31 times more likely to die by suicide than non-sufferers.
- Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a 100% increase in hospitalizations for adolescents experiencing eating
- Eating disorders are treatable and recovery is possible. However, only 1/3 of people are ever able to access care.
WHY TREATS AND SWEETS
A Message from Nancy Richter, Chair
Our committee and bakers are proud to support an organization that dedicates time, effort, and energy to
help those in need within our community and nationwide. The Alliance actively strives to eliminate the shame and stigma associated with eating disorders and increase the awareness that all foods,
including sweets, are good in moderation.