ANAD Approach Guides

Our series of ANAD Approach Guides are designed to educate and “guide” our community on a wide range of topics, such as caregiving, pregnancy, binge eating, and navigating life after treatment. These guides are free to download, although we encourage donations to help support ANAD’s outreach efforts.

by Savannah King, LSW

This guide provides essential information and tangible suggestions for effectively supporting an adult in your life through the process of treatment and recovery. This new, expanded edition contains additional worksheets—and content adapted from ANAD’s former Grocery Buddies program—to practice with your loved one on their recovery journey.

These considerations include research, resources, and a robust set of guidelines for treating BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and people in larger bodies who are struggling with eating disorders.

The holidays are a very special time of year, but for those with EDs, they can come with a unique set of challenges. This guide shares tips and ideas from our support groups leaders, and some resources offered by our friends and partners.

A approach guide created by Dr. Pat Santucci on the topic of eating disorders and pregnancy.

This guide is a valuable resource for anyone considering treatment or preparing to return home from treatment. It includes input from people who have actually been through eating disorder treatment, as well as family members and treatment centers. The guide also contains mealtime support cards as a fun, interactive activity for anyone to use.

This guide provides a brief look at how teachers, coaches, and social workers can all work to promote positive self-image and support students in eating disorder recovery.

An approach guide specific to Binge Eating Disorder. A helpful resource for those struggling with the condition or supporting a loved one.

Grocery Buddies Guide

The ANAD Grocery Buddies Support Service is a training guide that will teach a friend, family member, or other loved one (the Grocery Buddy) to support someone in recovery from an eating disorder as they work towards their recovery goals.

ANAD does not match Buddies with Shoppers, but encourages people to practice asking their loved ones for help, or taking the initiative to train on behalf of someone they know.

Focused on grocery shopping, this training teaches the buddy to provide encouragement, accountability, and love to their shopper as that person works to ensure their food choices are on track.

Whether you want to provide additional help to someone you love, or are hoping someone in your life will train on your behalf, Grocery Buddies is for you. 

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