About EDCT

Mission

The mission of the EDCT is to offer hope, help and support to all who are impacted by eating disorders and disordered eating.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Training health care professionals on early recognition, timely intervention and best practices in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Partnering with educational personnel, such as teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators, to promote health, wellness and positive body image and to address eating disorders
  • Educating individuals, families and the community at-large on the signs of disordered eating and where to find help
  • Encouraging the pursuit of recovery through personalized assistance, treatment referrals and support groups for individuals and their loved ones
  • Developing a comprehensive network of health care professionals to facilitate a specialized, team approach to patient care

Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as Tennessee's premiere resource to fight disordered eating and promote healthy body images and positive relationships with food.

Our Story

Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT) began in 1999 as a task force of health professionals seeking to create an organization that served as a contact point for Tennessee. Co-founded by Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED and Ovidio Bermudez, MD, the task force quickly became a coalition of both professionals and community members dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting those affected by disordered eating.

In September 2002, the EDCT received its 501(c)(3) status. Since that time, the organization has been educating people across the state about the impact of eating disorders on the lives of individuals and their families. The EDCT continually serves as a resource for Tennesseans seeking assistance and support.