ACFED are proud to offer this course with the permission of Dr Eric Stice at the Oregon Research Institute.  The two interventions covered in our two-day course: Body Project & Project Health, have been developed and used at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Oregon Research Institute.  The interventions are the outgrowth of a 16-year program of research on the risk factors for eating disorders by Dr Stice’s research team.

The Body Project: A 4 week (one hour per week) eating disorder prevention program which reduces appearance-ideal internalisation, body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting, and eating disorder symptoms.  This intervention has also been found to reduce risk for future eating disorders.  In addition, there is evidence that the Body Project intervention reduces the risk for future onset of obesity, results in improved psychosocial functioning, and reduces mental health care utilisation.

Project health: A 6 week (one hour per week) intervention which promotes healthy, lasting, lifestyle changes to dietary intake and activity. Project Health produced a 66% reduction in future eating disorder onset at 2-yr follow-up.