National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders Screening Tool

by the NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

This short screening — appropriate for ages 13 and up — can help determine if it's time to seek professional help.

How much more or less do you feel you worry about your weight and body shape than other people your age?
How afraid are you of gaining 3 pounds?
When was the last time you went on a diet?
Compared to other things in your life, how important is your weight to you?
Do you ever feel fat?
In the past 3 months, how many times have you had a sense of loss of control AND you also ate what most people would regard as an unusually large amount of food at one time, defined as definitely more than most people would eat under similar circumstances?
During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you: Select all responses that apply.
How distressed or upset have you felt about these episodes?
In the past 3 months, how many times have you done any of the following as a means to control your weight and shape:




Do you consume a small amount of food (i.e., less than 1200 calories/day) on a regular basis to influence your shape or weight?
Are you currently in treatment for an eating disorder?
What was your lowest weight in the past year, including today, in pounds?
What is your current weight in pounds?
What is your current height in feet and inches?
feet inches
Do you struggle with a lack of interest in eating or food?
Do you avoid certain or many foods because of such features as texture, consistency, temperature, or smell, or have other people suggested this may be the case for you?
Do you avoid certain or many foods because of fear of experiencing negative consequences like choking or vomiting, or have other people suggested this may be the case for you?
Have you experienced significant weight loss (or are at a low weight for your age and height) but are not overly concerned with the size and shape of your body?
Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?
What is your age?

Please take a moment to answer the following questions that will better help us understand who we are serving. Each question is optional.

What is your gender?
What is your partnership status?
What is your zip code?
Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
What is your racial/ethnic identity?
What is your household income?
Which of the following populations describe you?
You have completed all the screening questions. Submit the answers to see your results.