Interactive, Early Intervention Tools

If you are not sure if you or a loved one has an Eating Disorder, please consult the following online tools and workbooks (based in Australia).  They are evidence-based and a useful place to start to get more information about what you or your loved one may be experiencing.

  • Feed Your Instinct:  An interactive online early intervention tool for parents or caregiver of young people experiencing eating or body image problems, or an emerging eating disorder


NIED does not offer clinical care, clinical services or medical advice.  If you require medical care, please contact your primary care provider.  If you are in crisis, please call Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 or 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553) if you live in Québec.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency and require immediate attention, please call 9-1-1.

NIED does not offer medical advice.  Depending on the province or territory where you live, only certain professionals or primary care providers can assess symptoms or diagnose diseases or disorders; order tests or prescribe certain activities, procedures or medicines.

NIED has taken great care to produce educational and informational resources that can help people improve communication between members of a care team, improve collaboration between care team members and improve transitions between levels of care and between different care settings.

NIED has created these educational and informational resources as an adjunct to clinical information that a primary care provider may give their client, patient or their caregiver.

Finally, consistent with clinical practice guidelines related to Eating Disorders, NIED believes that the trust relationship between a person, their care provider and caregiver are essential to recovery from an Eating Disorder.  By providing you with the educational and informational resources on our website, NIED does not intend to replace the therapeutic alliance and relationship between visitors to our site and their caregivers, providers, patients or clients.

Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan information for people with Eating Disorders and their caregivers

Did you know that Canadians with an Eating Disorder and their caregivers are eligible to take advantage of special programs from the Government of Canada?

Here are the relevant links to the programs. We suggest discussing your options with your accountant or financial advisor.

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or their caregivers reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. For more information, visit:

Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. For more information, visit: