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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

Counseling Services

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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EAT 26 Self-Assessment (pdf)