Who We Are

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.

Our History

NEDA was formed in 2001, when Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) joined forces with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA) – merging the largest and longest standing eating disorders prevention and advocacy organizations in the world. The merger was the most recent in a series of alliances that has also included the National Eating Disorder Organization (NEDO) and the Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders (ANRED).

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Meet Our Team

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors includes individuals from the corporate, medical and philanthropic areas, plus family members who represent the constituents we serve.

Headquartered in New York City as of September 2011, the National Eating Disorders Association is staffed by approximately 15 full time and part time professionals . We also work with 50-60 volunteers and interns every semester. 

Founder's Council
The council includes past board members from founding organizations Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention and American Anorexia Bulimia Association of New York, and others who were critical to the formation of the National Eating Disorders Association.

Research Advisory Council 
NEDA is pleased to announce the members of the new research advisory council, who have generously volunteered their time to ensure our information and resources are up to date and accurate.

Prevention Advisory Council
NEDA is pleased to announce NEDA’s new Prevention Advisory Council, experts who now generously volunteer their time to oversee our efforts toward prevention and body image.

Ambassador Council 
The Ambassador Council is composed of people who have generously agreed to use their celebrity on behalf of NEDA to generate awareness of eating disorders and to advance NEDA’s mission.

Jr. Board
The Junior Board is made up of young philanthropists, leaders, advocates and policy makers who have pledged to assist the work of the organization through its mission and financially.

The National Eating Disorders Association welcomes partnership and collaboration in the fight against eating disorders and has existing connections with organizations, corporations and philanthropies throughout the country.

Sustaining Sponsors
Sustaining sponsors have committed their support for programs and services year-round, including involvement in the annual conference and National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

NEDA Network
The NEDA Network is a collaboration with other like-minded organizations dedicated to our cause.Together, we provide a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight against eating disorders.