National Eating Disorders Association

Annual report 2018

Helpline40,000+ contacts

Online ScreeningOver 230,000 completed screenings

Walks94 walks and over 25,000 walkers

Website4.1 million

NEDACon Philadelphia

On May 12, 2018 NEDA hosted its first regional conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The conference was geared towards individuals and families who have struggled or are currently struggling with an eating disorder. The day created an atmosphere of learning, sharing, and support, built through morning breakout sessions and afternoon panel discussions.

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NEDA successfully advocated for increased federal funding for eating disorders research through the Department of Defense. NEDA and our advocates worked with Senators Tammy Baldwin, Shelley Moore Capito and Amy Klobuchar to move the initiative, underscoring the prevalence and seriousness of eating disorders within the military.

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Let’s Get Real, the 2018 theme of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the largest eating disorders awareness campaign in the US, worked to break the stereotypes of eating disorders and talk openly about these illnesses. In 2018 we had over 364 partners, and 94 building lightings in 40 states, take part in the week. NEDA thanks the Empire State Building and all partner buildings for lighting up in blue and green for NEDAW 2018. With the support of all of our partners, we were able to successfully raise awareness about eating disorders through reaching 304.3 million people on social media. Additionally, with the support of our many advocates, the Senate officially recognized February 26th - March 4th as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the U.S.

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