Peterson Nutrition and Fitness: Resources

The multidisciplinary approach to care is the most effective form of treatment for those struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns. I collaborate closely with like minded providers who are experts in their profession. I encourage you to seek them out if you desire guidance on your personal journey.  Feel free to contact me for an an updated list of providers.




The Eating Disorder Foundation

EDF is the only completely free and non-clinical resource in Colorado—and one of very few nationally—that is accessible to everyone, regardless of income, insurance, health status, weight, diagnosis, race, gender, or sexual identity. More information can be found here

Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders

F.E.A.S.T. is an international non-profit organization of and for parents and caregivers of loved ones affected by eating disorders. Their free programs and services offer families much needed support, information, skills, and tools to help them on their journey. F.E.A.S.T. is about parents helping parents, about paying it forward, and about being there for families at a time when they need us the most. More information can be found here.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders-(ANAD) is the leading non-profit in the U.S., and helps provide free, peer support to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. More information can be found here.

Project HEAL

Project HEAL’s vision is to create a world where everyone with an eating disorder has the opportunities & resources they need to heal. Their programs break down systemic, healthcare, and financial barriers that millions of people in the U.S. face when trying to heal from their eating disorder. More information can be found here. More information about applying for financial support can be found here.

Recovery Warriors

Recovery Warrior’s mission is to empower YOU to fully recover. They believe life beyond an eating disorder is not only possible, it is worth it. Recovery Warriors is a first-of-its kind community to connect to people to virtual eating disorder support that leads to real progress and results. Recovery Warrior Podcast, Newsletter, Blog, and Courage Club are just some of the many options for support. More information can be found here.

Rock Recovery

Rock offers a variety of eating disorder therapy services for teens and adults (ages 14+) across VA, MD and DC. With unique offerings like meal support and body image groups, as well as traditional individual therapy, their team of experts are there to support you and your loved ones. All of their programs are offered at sliding scale rates-just ask! They also offer faith-based support. More information can be found here.

Stay Strong Virginia: Support-Education-Advocacy

Stay Strong Virginia is an eating disorder resource for familes, friends, and professionals. More information can be found here


A simple initiative with a big purpose: to help adults use their words and actions to teach kids that health-not weigh, appearance, or BMI-is important to a happy life. More information can be found here.



Body Image

  • 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, Brenda Richardson and Elane Rehr
  • A Body Image Workbook for Every Body, A guide for deconstructing diet culture and learning how to respect, nourish, and care for your whole self. Mimi Cole and Rachel Sellers
  • Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), Connie Sobczak
  • Love Your Body, Jessica Sanders
  • Raising Body Positive Teens, Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling and Shelley Aggarwal
  • Raising Intuitive Eaters, Sumner Brooks and Amee Severson
  • Real Kids Come in All Sizes: Ten Essential Lessons to Build Your Child’s Body Esteem, Kathy Kater
  • Reclaiming Body Trust: A Path to Healing & Liberation, Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant
  • The Body Is Not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor
  • The Wisdom of your Body, finding healing, wholeness and connection through embodied living, Hillary McBride

Eating Disorder

  • Anti-Diet:  Reclaim Your Time, Money, Wellbeing and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating by Christy Harrison
  • Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond, Amy Pershing with Chevese Turner
  • Conquer Picky Eating for Teens and Adults, Jenny McGlothlin and Katja Rowell Fearing the Black Body, Sabrina Springs
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnston
  • How to Nourish Yourself Through an Eating Disorder: Recovery for Adults with the Plate-by-Plate Approach by Sterling & Crosby
  • Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
  • Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders by Jennifer Guadiani, MD
  • What Happened to You: conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing, Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Feeding Kids

  • Born to Eat, Leslie Schilling & Wendy Jo Peterson
  • Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating, Katja Rowell
  • How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder, Casey Crosbie and Wendy Sterling
  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, Ellyn Satter
  • The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto



  • Burnt Toast Podcast (and Newsletter!)
  • Feeding Humans Podcast
  • Food Psych Podcast
  • The Full Bloom Podcast
  • Recovery Warrior
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