EAT 26 Self-Assessment
By Laurie Wesley
Should I be concerned about my thoughts and behaviors towards food?
Is it typical to spend so much time thinking about food and exercise?
Are my thoughts about my body typical?
Do I have a problem?
It is difficult to know when we might have a problem or when we should seek professional help, particularly in regards to knowing what is healthy in terms of eating and exercise. The Eating Attitudes Test 26 is (EAT-26) is a widely used self-report screening tool that can be used to provide an indication of concerns with eating attitudes and behaviors. It is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. However, it can give provide you with information and indicate if you should probably seek a professional opinion.
You can take the EAT-26 anonymously and for free by clicking here:
For help at K-State, visit:
Lafene Health Center
- General Information
- Information about nutrition counseling
- Information about K-State's approach to helping those who struggle with disordered eating
To learn more about the EAT-26, visit the website www.eat-26.com
*The EAT-26 has been reproduced with permission. Garner et al. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878.
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