Thursday, February 26, 2009

NED Awareness week

NEDAwareness Week 2009: February 22-28

2009 NEDAwareness Week Theme: ...until eating disorders are historyFirst Annual NEDA Walk! Learn more about the NEDA Walk!Attend the New York City Eating Disorders Film Screening Feb. 26, 2009!Attend the Seattle NEDA Walk and the Seattle NEDA Silent Art Auction! Thanks to our NEDAwareness Week Sponsors.
Online registration for NEDAwareness Week and to become a NEDA Walk Coordinator is now open!
Register Now!To find a walk in your city or learn more about the first annual NEDA Walk kicking off during NEDAwareness Week 2009, click here.
NEDAwareness Week reaches millions with messages of hope and recovery.What started with professionals in the field — who are now known as Founders of NEDA — in 1987 has become a passionate movement known as NEDAwareness Week . The largest eating disorders outreach effort in the country is held the last week in every February and has helped reach millions of people with messages of prevention, hope and recovery.
The mission of NEDAwareness Week.
How NEDAwareness Week works.
Key NEDAwareness Week messages.
NEDAwareness Week Registration and Kits
FAQ for potential NEDAwareness Week participants
View images from NEDAwareness Week 2008.
Thanks to our NEDAwareness Sponsors.
Become a sponsor of NEDAwareness Week.
Find events & participants in your area.
Future NEDAwareness Week Dates
The mission of NEDAwareness WeekOur aim of NEDAwareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses — not choices — and it’s important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder. back to top
What is NEDAwareness Week?NEDAwareness Week is a collective effort of primarily volunteers, eating disorder professionals, health care providers, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.
How NEDAwareness Week WorksNEDAwareness Week participants organize events, share stories and distribute educational materials at schools, fitness centers, offices, community centers, places of worship and more mainly during the last week of February each year. As an official NEDAwareness Week participant you can be involved in any way that works with your schedule, resources, community, and interests. For example, you could donate copies of GO GIRLS!™ and Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies Too! to schools, ask your workplace to participate in the NEDA Wear Your Jeans to Work Fundraiser, coordinate a first annual NEDA Walk, or arrange interactive and educational activities such as panel discussions, fashion shows, body fairs, movie screenings, art exhibits and more. These events and activities attract public media attention - on local, national and international levels.