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Survey on Food Insecurity and Eating Disorders

Name of researchers: EDIFY (Amelia Hemmings, Carina Kuehne, Başak İnce, Matt Phillips, Callum Bryson, Daire Douglas, Helen Sharpe, Ulrike Schmidt)

Affiliations: King's College London and the University of Edinburgh

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Who can take part?

We would like to hear from you if you are at least 16 years old and have experience of a current or past eating disorder or disordered eating behaviours.

What is the purpose of the research?

The United Kingdom is currently experiencing a cost-of-living crisis. Rising prices mean maintaining a healthy diet is difficult for millions of people, and the surge in energy costs forces many people to choose between heating and eating. Issues of food insecurity and poverty have gained increasing recognition in the eating disorders (EDs) community. However, research aiming to understand the overlapping experiences of these issues and EDs is sparse. This study aims to explore how the cost-of-living crisis, and food insecurity in particular, affects people with EDs. Using the findings of this study, we ultimately want to develop resources and guidance for people with eating disorders and for clinicians for supporting food- insecure or low-income individuals and families

What does the study involve?

Taking part in this study involves sharing your thoughts and experiences in a 20-minute anonymous survey about the role of food insecurity and poverty in the lives of people with eating disorders (EDs).

Please note: this survey includes questions about your weight.

How can someone take part?

Follow this link to take part and share your experiences: