Though I donʼt have direct knowledge of every person and institution listed here, I think of each as a positive force in the fight for understanding of food addiction and other eating problems. (Please note that the headings are slightly clumsy — a researcher can also be a writer, for example.) — MP

Acorn Food Dependency Recovery Services, based in Sarasota, Fla., but meets in several locations.
Kildehoj (Denmark; site is in Danish)
MFM Midstodin (Iceland; link is to an English Facebook page)
Milestones In Recovery, Cooper City, Fla.
PROMIS, England
Priory Group, several locations in England
Shades of Hope, Buffalo Gap, Texas
Turning Point of Tampa

Binge Eating Disorder Association
Food Addiction Institute
F.R.E.E.D., The Gail R. Schoenbach Foundation for Recovery and Elimination of Eating Disorders
Refined Food Addiction Research Foundation

Lori Herold
Lisa Merrill
Heidi Snyder
David Wolfe
Theresa Wright

Support groups
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Food Addicts Anonymous
Food Addicts In Recovery
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Greysheeters Anonymous
Obsessive Eaters Anonymous
Overcomers Outreach*
Overeaters Anonymous

* Addresses eating problems, but not only eating problems

Serge Ahmed
, University of Bordeaux, France
Nicole Avena, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Kelly Brownell, Duke
Elissa Epel, UCSF
Ashley Gearhardt, University of Michigan
Mark Gold, University of Florida
Jeffrey Grimm, Western Washington University
Bart Hoebel (deceased), Princeton
Richard Johnson, University of Colorado
Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute
Nora Volkow, director, National Institute of Drug Abuse

Nancy Appleton

Neal Barnard
Connie Bennett
Lisa Briggs
Child Obesity News
Confessions of a Compulsive Eater
Diary of a Mad Overeater 2.0
Debbie Danowski
Inner Pilgrimage
Judi Hollis
Joan Ifland
Anne Katherine
Irene Keller
Kay Sheppard
Meredith Terpeluk
Phil Werdell
This Wasn't My Plan (Rusty's Mom)