National Eating Disorders Association

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:

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:

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.

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.

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!

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!

About ten years ago, I drove four hours from Nashville, where I lived at the time, to Atlanta, Georgia. I had no idea what to expect at the conference; I only knew one other person attending.

I was just going to be another face in the crowd. Or so I thought.

Our NYC NEDA Walk is this Sunday, October 5th, 2014! Check-in begins at 9AM, with the opening ceremonies starting at 10AM, and the walk time ending at 12PM We will be starting at Foley Square and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to prove that recovery is real! We hope to see you all there, and have been getting some great responses on our Twitter feed @NEDAstaff, under the hashtag, #WhyINeedAWalk.

On September 23, Governor Cuomo signed S2530/A5294 into law, legislation that amends the public health law to establish the Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Program within the New York State Department of Health. The legislation was passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly in June 2014.

Popular fashion retailer ModCloth has decided to take a stand against unrealistic fashion advertisements.  As the first company to sign the “Truth in Advertising Heroes Pledge,” they have made a voluntary vow to no longer use overly photoshopped models on their website or in their ads. The company is also pledging to use models of all sizes and ethnicities, sell clothes in a wide variety of sizes, and listen to feedback from its customers.