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Thanksgiving Goodness Without the Guilt

By: 
Stacey Rosenfeld, PhD

Last week, my Pinterest account beckoned me with an alluring collection of pins under the heading, “Thanksgiving goodness without the guilt.” Featured were holiday “clean plates,” a virtual smorgasbord of vegan, raw, and gluten-free meals. 

Part and parcel with Thanksgiving is the inevitable diet talk that ensues. Often, it starts days or weeks before the holiday, as careful eaters strategize about how to conquer the feast with their diets intact. 

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Media And Body Image

By: 
Keith Miguel, Communications Intern

Body image. We all have one. We all have an idea in our heads of how we look, in other words, our own body image. We also have thoughts about how attractive or unattractive we perceive our body image to be. How do we come up with our body image? What standards of beauty do we compare our body images to? For our American society, the answers to those questions can be found in the media we consume on a daily basis. 

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5 Tips for a Happy Halloween!

By: 
Lauren Smolar, Helpline Manager

1. Costumes aren’t such a big deal
Halloween can get stressful trying to figure out what to wear. Focus less on how you look and more about enjoying the festivities! If you don’t like dressing up DON’T! Wear what is going to be comfortable so it does not get in the way of you having a good time!

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“Fat Girl” Halloween Costumes at Walmart?!

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Caitlin Hamilton, Media & Communications Manager

Yesterday, the internet noticed that Walmart was selling plus-sized costumes under the name “Fat Girl Costumes.” Wow…just wow. The retail giant has since changed their website listing, but the aftershocks of the glaring error continue to be felt. (Thanks to Jezebel for flagging this shameful marketing technique.)

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NEDA Congratulates our 2014 Award Winners

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Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

NEDA is incredibly honored and proud to announce the 2014 NEDA Award Winners, presented to individual for their outstanding contributions to the field of eating disorders:

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Jenni Schaefer: Passing the Recovery Baton

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Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

Family members play an integral role in supporting their love one's recovery. During the Friends & Family Kick-Off Dinner to open the NEDA Conference last week in San Antonio, TX, this idea was thoroughly explored through a "Friends & Family" panel discussion.

The event was emceed Thomas P. Britton, DrPH, LPC, LCAS, ACS, CCS  from CRC Health Group and the panel was moderated by NEDA Ambassador and author, Jenni Schaefer, and featured individuals in support and treatment roles:

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Announcing the 2014 Feeding Hope Fund Grant Winners!

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Kerry Dolan, STAR Program Manager

NEDA is proud to announce the winners of the Feeding Hope Fund grants, whose innovative research projects will also make progress in the ways we treat eating disorders.

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#NEDA2014 Conference Recap – Day Two!

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Caitlin Hamilton, Media & Communications Manager

Day two of the 2014 NEDA Conference was a day of hope. Both general sessions – the Family Panel and the session on Prevention – sent the message that when we stick together, we can make progress against eating disorders. We also announced the winners of the Feeding Hope Fund grants, whose innovative research projects will also make progress in the ways we treat eating disorders.

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#NEDA2014 Conference Recap - Day One!

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Caitlin Hamilton, Media & Communications Manager

Howdy, y’all! NEDA is so excited to be here in lovely San Antonio for the 2014 NEDA Conference! This year’s Conference is themed, “Thinking Big: Uniting Families and Professionals in the Fight Against Eating Disorders,” and we are doing just that!

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An Anonymous Thank You Note...

By: 
Lauren Smolar, Helpline Manager

I recently received the following e-mail of thanks from a father who contacted NEDA for resources and references to help his daughter. This letter was so moving and inspirational that we wanted to share it with all of you, because it is supporters and donors like YOU who make our life-saving work possible!

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