COVID-19 Resources

Inspiring and Enlightening Articles:

5 truths about eating and self-care during stressful times

Emily Fonnesbeck is a nutrition therapist that wrote this helpful and succinct blog post about the importance of eating and self-care during stressful times.  

Check out the article here.

COVID-19 diet memes aren't funny. And coronavirus fat shaming hurts everyone. 

This article addresses the pervasive nature of diet culture and how it has harmfully invaded our conversations around COVID-19 and quarantine. 

Check out the article here.

The CDC Says 'Severely Obese' People Are at Greater Risk for COVID-19 Complications—but Are They Really?

This piece addresses why research and headlines linking body size to COVID-19 complications may be misleading. 

Check out the article here. 

Quarantine Resources 

Where to find body-positive exercise classes online 

12 Places to Find Fat- and Body-Positive Workouts You Can Do at Home

General Eating Disorder Information

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA):

NEDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. This website offers resources and information, including warning signs, symptoms, prevention, treatment, a screening tool and a parent toolbox. 

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

AED is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorder research, education, treatment, and prevention. 

Eating Disorder Resource Center (EDRC)

EDRC works to promote early diagnosis, effective treatment, and recovery; and to advocate for mental health parity legislation and effective insurance coverage.

The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness (AEDA)

AEDA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention, and advocacy for all eating disorders.

Parental Support:

Facebook Parent Support Groups: 

Eating Disorder Parent Support Group (EDPS)

Eating Disorder Family Support Network

An online private support group found to be very helpful in supporting loved ones of individuals with eating disorders. Members are vetted carefully and the content is supervised by online moderators who are respectful and compassionate.


Family guides and resources for education, outreach and caregiver support. 

Becky Henry offers parent support

Eating disorder family support through online and over the phone counseling. 

Rebecca Thomas offers ARFID group

Beginning March 19 2020:  Weekly virtual group for ARFID clients. Sessions are held on Thursdays 7pm EST for parent group and 8pm for adult group. Link is below for more details:

Health at Every Size & Body Positive Resources

Health at Every Size (HAES) 

This website provides information about the HAES movement, and resources to create an inclusive and respectful community, to support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)

This article defines HAES and answers related questions, such as how it originated, and what the goals of the movement are. 

NEDA: What is Health at Every Size?

This article discusses the philosophy behind the Health at Every Size movement. It also lists the concepts of HAES, and discusses each one. 

The Health at Every Size Paradigm and Obesity: Missing Empirical Evidence May Help Push the Reframing Obesity Debate Forward

This article examines our understanding of HAES within the context of public health approaches to obesity, and presents strengths and limitations of the available evidence, as a potential approach to prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic diseases.

Thinking about your weight? What you might be getting wrong about the Health at Every Size approach.

Check out the Article Here

This is an informative and accessible piece  published by The Washington Post that addresses the main myths and misconceptions about Health at Every Size. 

Resilient Fat Goddess (Sarah Thompson)

Sarah Thompson specializes in coaching, consulting, and medical advocacy. She is a consultant and trainer for healthcare and wellness professionals who want to improve their relationships with clients/patients in larger bodies, queer, and trans individuals. 

Nalgona Positivity Pride (Gloria Lucas)

Nalgona Positive Pride is a xicana-indigenous body-positive organization that provides intersectional eating disorders education and community-based support for people of color who are struggling with troubled eating and poor body image. 

Dancing With ED

Dancing With ED is dedicated to inspire all members of the dance community to love and care for their bodies through eating disorder awareness, outreach, and education.

Local Treatment Centers: San Diego

Center for Discovery (CFD): 

CFD provides inpatient and outpatient care for teens and adults struggling with eating disorders, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. Their website provides information about the many different disorders, as well as resources for seeking out help and support.

CFD Residential Centers:

Del Mar

Address: 4421 Carmel Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92130

Contact: (858) 413-9334 

For female adults

La Jolla

Address: 3013 Woodford Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact: (858) 413-9310

For male and female teens and adolescents

CFD Outpatient Center:

Del Mar

Address: 11455 El Camino Real, Ste 360 San Diego, CA 92130

Contact: (858) 413-9287

For male and female all ages


Montecatini has a highly trained team of professionals that use integrative modalities to address the physiological, nutritional, and interpersonal effects of an eating disorder. Clients are able  to participate in many evidence-based, clinically grounded activities, including traditional forms of therapies. 

Montecatini offers residential, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) programs as well as co-occurring disorder treatment and a wellness center. 

Address:  2524 La Costa Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92009 

Contact: (844) 232-4547

University of California San Diego (UCSD): Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research

UCSD’s Eating Disorders Center is a university-based, non-profit, Center of Excellence that serves as an international leader in research, treatment, and education, aiming to improve the lives of sufferers and their families. Programs offered include inpatient care, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP),intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient care


Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research

Address: 4510 Executive Drive, Suite 315 San Diego, CA 92121

Contact:  (858) 534-8019

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm

            Sat: 8am-12:30pm

            Sun: Closed

Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit

Address: Acute Care Pavilion, 4th Floor 3010 Children's Way San Diego, CA 92123


Program Information or General Inquiries  (858) 576-1700; ext 5368

Immediate Medical Admissions  (858) 576-1700