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Student Life Resource Round-Up!

Jenn Carroll, Resource Development Manager

As we all know, being a student is tough. From back-to-school changes to busy schedules throughout the year, many students feel a strain - and that can be especially true for those affected by eating disorders.

In an online poll conducted by NEDA, we found that over one third of students expressed that their school had no eating disorders resources available to them, so this is a very common problem. That’s why NEDA is focusing more of our efforts on supporting young people.

Here are some of our favorite tools for anyone who feels that their school is lacking eating disorders support. 

Printable Resources

10 Steps Thumbnail10 Steps to Positive Body Image Poster

Learn some new ways to look at yourself and your body. The more you practice these thought patterns, the better you can feel about yourself and the body you naturally have.

Download the Poster >

 

Pledge ThumbBody Acceptance Pledge

Looking for ideas to reinforce your commitment to body acceptance? Take our pledge and encourage others to do the same. Together, we are creating a culture of body diversity and self-acceptance!  

Take the Pledge >

 

Compliment Thumb

NEDA Compliment Cards

Share a compliment card (or create your own) and spread the word that we are enough! 

Give a Compliment >

Event & Activism Guides

Useful Blog Posts

Back to School After Eating Disorders Treatment - Holly Chok

Dress Codes are Body Shaming and Sexist - Pooja Patel

Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ+ Youth - NEDA Staff

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food - Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD-S & NEDA Staff

How Do I Open Up About My Eating Issues? - NEDA Staff

Letter to Your Principal - Claudia Morris

Social Media Cheat Sheet - NEDA Staff

THe body project

The Body Project PostcardBacked by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project is a group-based intervention that provides a forum for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image. through verbal, written, and behavioral exercises. Research has shown when women/girls talk about the “appearance-ideal” (sometimes referred to as the thin-ideal, beauty-ideal, or cultural-ideal) portrayed in the mass media, and discuss how to challenge pressures to conform to these pressures, it makes them feel better about their bodies. Learn more >