Food Addiction Solutions

Food Addiction Solutions (FAS) is a project to spearhead activities that can lead to the recognition of food addiction as a disease and appropriate treatment.

Our vision is a society where the addictive nature of certain foods is recognised, and focused treatment programmes are being funded, to improve health outcomes for sufferers.

We held a one-day conference on 17 May 2024 in London to launch a consensus statement from clinicians and researchers working in the field. Visit the IFACC 2024 page to find out more…

Research shows that Food Addiction affects up to 20% of adults and has a significant impact on their mental and physical health. Clinical experience suggests this is severely underestimated. The misery from this disease also affects more and more children.

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Our Vision

A society where the addictive nature of certain foods is recognised and focused treatment programmes are being funded to improve health outcomes for sufferers.

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Our Mission

To spearhead and support initiatives that will lead to food addiction being recognised as a disease.

This involves working with sufferers, conducting independent research, running consensus building and running other collaborative learning and education programmes that will support our vision and be in line with our mission.

In partnership with its sister project Collaboration for Kids (CFK), FAS supports the work to prevent food addiction in children.

Discover our International Food Addiction Conference videos

IFACC 2024 was an international food addiction conference held on 17 May in London, UK, to launch a consensus statement from clinicians and researchers working in the field. Visit our page to find out more, including how to access videos of the talks.

Initiatives within FAS

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Recognising food addiction as a disease

The CRAVED screening tool, developed by Heidi Giaever and Dr Jen Unwin, is designed primarily as an easy ICD-10* compliant tool for Health Care Professionals, but it can also be used by individuals who want to check their own addiction-like symptoms to certain foods they struggle to control their intake of.

For detailed information about the optional uses for CRAVED and how to score it, please open this PDF.

For a simple scoring sheet to be used in clinic, please open this PDF (also in Word document format).

(*) CRAVED has been designed to reflect the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria for disorders due to substance use (addiction) in version 10 of the International Classification of Disease, ICD-10.

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The international consensus building workshop programme

More details coming soon

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Food Addiction Recovery Clinical Study

(or FARCS)

Please follow this link for our first publication on this international study.

Uniquely, this study has been following the study participants for 2 years, and 12 months data is currently being prepared for publication.

Insights into the results are being shared at the International Food Addiction Consensus Conference IFACC 2024 in London 17th May 2024, in the talk given by Prof Adrian Soto-Mota.

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Intensive awareness building and education programmes

More details coming soon

Contact

To volunteer or find out more about the FAS please contact us using the form below.