National Eating Disorders Association

Annual report 2016

HelplineNearly 20,000 contacts

NEDAwareness Week191 million reach on social media

New 24/7 Crisis SupportText 'NEDA' to 741741

Online Screening184,693 people screened this year!

Making Legislative History

Advocates across the country worked to lay the foundation for historic eating disorders legislation related to screenings, prevention, and awareness. Lobby days were held in states across the country, and over 2,000 advocates contacted their elected officials during our first ever virtual day of action during NEDAwareness Week!

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The Diverse Faces of Eating Disorders

The Marginalized Voices campaign confronts the prevailing myths about who struggles with eating disorders, underscoring that everyone’s experience is equally as valid and deserving of care and recovery. In this project, individuals talk about their journeys and how misconceptions about eating disorders impacted their recovery.

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NEDA Conference

Looking to the Future

Individuals, families, and professionals gathered in sunny San Diego, CA to celebrate recovery and think about the future of the eating disorders community. The theme of the 2015 Conference was Sea Change: The next wave in eating disorders treatment, support & prevention. Presentations ranged from cutting-edge panels by leading advocates and researchers in the field to personal testimonials from families.

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Evidence-Based Prevention

Backed by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project gives girls the tools and skills to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image. The results from our initial pilot program in New York proved, yet again, that the Body Project works. Participants showed a reduction in body dissatisfaction, negative mood, thin-ideal internalization, unhealthy dieting, and disordered eating. Throughout the year, we trained about 80 facilitators, including Aerie associates, NEDA volunteers, and NEDA Conference attendees.

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Illuminating Hope

Punctuated by the beautiful Empire State Building, 45 landmarks across the country were illuminated in green and blue in observance of NEDAwareness Week this year. These buildings not only represent hope and a light at the end of the tunnel, but also an enlightening of the world about the truth about eating disorders.

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