I am often asked by parents across the country for help in finding a local nutritionist who is an expert in eating disorders. A new organization of which I am a member, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD), provides just such a service. Parents and others can go to IFEDD website for a list of nutrition providers in the US and across the world.
I also suggest that parents ask their doctor and/or therapist for the names of good nutrtionists. Usually qualified and effective professionals are well known in their local communities.
Let me use this opportunity to tell you a little more about IFEDD. We lobby to increase insurance coverage for nutrition services which is a major problem in many states. IFEDD is also collecting published research on the effectiveness of eating disordered-specialized nutritionists. Nutritionists who belong to IFEDD can use these references when they make a case for insurance coverage for a dietitian in the treatment of a patient with an eating disorder.