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)
Milestones In Recovery, Cooper City, Fla.
PROMIS, Kent and London, England
Shades of Hope, Buffalo Gap, Texas
White Picket Fence Counseling Center, Winter Park, Fla.
Turning Point of Tampa

Binge Eating Disorder Association
Food Addiction Institute
Institute for Responsible Nutrition
   Take the institute's "10-Day Real Food Challenge." It's simple, and it will give you new understanding of your life with food — whatever your experience!
Refined Food Addiction Research Foundation

Lori Herold (Florida west coast)
Kristen McAleavey, Ph.D. Associate Professor Longwood University Social Work, (Virginia) 804-840-8734, 
[email protected] 
Lisa Merrill (Greater Detroit)
Diane Rohrbach (Seattle)
Heidi Snyder (Washington state)
Theresa Wright (Greater Philadelphia)

Note: I believe all of these folks provide services by phone, so don't let location deter you.

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, Columbia University
Kelly Brownell, Duke University
Elissa Epel, UCSF
Ashley Gearhardt, University of Michigan
Jeffrey Grimm, Western Washington University
Richard Johnson, University of Colorado, Denver
Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute
Nora Volkow, director, National Institute of Drug Abuse
Gene-Jack Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory 

Nancy Appleton

Neal Barnard
Child Obesity News
Diary of a Mad Overeater 2.0
Inner Pilgrimage
Judi Hollis
Joan Ifland
Anne Katherine
Irene Keller
Kay Sheppard
Meredith Terpeluk
Phil Werdell