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
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
Kristen McAleavey, Ph.D. Associate Professor Longwood University Social Work 804-840-8734

Lisa Merrill
Heidi Snyder
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, U of Florida and others
Kelly Brownell, Yale
Elissa Epel, UCSF
Ashley Gearhardt, Yale
Mark Gold, University of Florida
Jeffrey Grimm, Western Washington University
Bart Hoebel (deceased), Princeton
Richard Johnson, University of Colorado, Denver
Ernest Noble, UCLA
Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute
Nora Volkow, director, National Institute of Drug Abuse
Gene-Jack Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory 

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)