Code of Conduct
One of the core values of the Food Addiction Institute, a 501c(3) tax-exempt US non-profit organization which advocates for widespread acceptance of food addiction as a disease of substance abuse and the availability of effective, abstinence-based solutions, is inclusivity. We believe that every human being deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and compassion, regardless of their identity, background or circumstances (physical, social, psychological, geographic or economic).
We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all our current and potential members, contributors, participants, staff, volunteers, partners, board of directors, and beneficiaries, where diversity is celebrated and differences are valued.
We are committed to ensuring that our programs, services, content and policies are inclusive and accessible to all people, especially those who face marginalization and discrimination in society, historically or currently. We recognize that inclusivity is not only a moral duty, but also a source of strength and innovation for our organization.
By embracing inclusivity, we can better understand the needs and perspectives of the communities we serve as well as underserved communities, and foster a culture of collaboration and learning among our internal and extended team and membership, given that food addiction is a substance use disorder that affects all human beings, regardless of how they identify, what their circumstances are, where they live, or how they are perceived.