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:
  • Free therapist-staffed helpline offering support and referrals to all levels of care.
  • Comprehensive and interactive referral website and app,
  • Free, weekly, therapist-led support groups nationwide (virtual and in-person) for those experiencing eating disorders and for their loved ones.
  • Educational presentations and training days.
  • Direct, low-cost, life-saving, outpatient treatment to underinsured and uninsured adults in the South Florida community.
From January - November 30, 2023, The Alliance has:
  • Welcomed 19,107 participants, from all 50 states and 83 countries around the world, to our groups.
  • Provided more than 239,356 free referrals to all levels of eating disorder treatment
  • Provided 2,702 hours of low-cost outpatient therapy, including individual, group, and family therapy


For more information, please call 561.841.0900 or visit 






  • 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 disorders.
  • Eating disorders are treatable and recovery is possible. However, only 1/3 of people are ever able to access care.




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.






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For more information, please contact The Alliance at 561.841.0900.