Eating disorders affect people young and old, male and female, chubby and thin. In fact, almost half of all Americans know someone who has an eating disorder. It’s a lot more common than you might think.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which takes place Feb. 24 – March 2, 2013, is the perfect time to help bring the issue to light. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), this year’s theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody.”
During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA hopes “to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment.”
If everyone did just one thing to help raise awareness this National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the ripple effect could be amazing. It can be something big (like organizing a NEDA Walk) or small (like passing out National Eating Disorders Awareness promotional items in schools).
Your contribution can and will make a difference!