National Eating Disorders Association

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

 

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDAwareness Week 2022 will take place during the week of February 21 - February 27, 2022.

This NEDAwareness Week, we invite you to See the Change, Be the ChangeCelebrating twenty years as the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), #NEDAwareness Week 2022 is an opportunity to #SeeTheChange by recognizing change within the ever-evolving eating disorders field, and to #BeTheChange through advocacy, awareness, and community building.

Sign up for action alerts to stay up-to-date on the latest calls for legislative advocacy, and share your story to raise awareness about eating disorders.

   

#SeeTheChange

Over the past twenty years, we have seen increased awareness about the prevalence of eating disorders and the diversity of lived experiences. This is largely due to innovative research, legislative action, and societal change aimed at destigmatizing these serious illnesses.

At NEDA, we #SeeTheChange each time someone contacts the NEDA Helplineuses our online screening tooland benefits from our research funding.

Throughout #NEDAwareness Week 2022, we invite you to #SeeTheChange as we celebrate progress and look ahead to new opportunities for growth within the eating disorders field, ourselves, and our communities.

  • The NEDA Helpline has experienced a 107% increase in contacts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nearly 755,000 people have used NEDA’s online screening tool since 2017.
  • Since 2013, NEDA has awarded $2 million in research grants to 18 researchers.

#BeTheChange

Misconceptions about eating disorders have real consequences and support options are often inaccessible. As a result, too many people are left feeling helpless, hopeless, and frightened.

Through programs like NEDA Walks, Campus Warriors, and Warrior Experience, we create spaces—both online and in-person—for our community to help cultivate change for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

This #NEDAwareness Week, let’s #BeTheChange together through legislative advocacy, building lightings, local events, and more. Whether you have been personally affected by an eating disorder or care about someone who has, you have the power to help us pave the way for a world without eating disorders.

 

#BeTheChange

 

 
Other Ways to Get Involved

Become a NEDAwareness Week Collaborator

NEDAwareness Week is a collective effort of individuals from every walk of life: folks with lived experience, family members, and friends; students, educators, and coaches; professionals, health care providers, and organizations committed to raising awareness of eating disorders. Our NEDAwareness Week Collaborators page includes ideas for sharing resources with your community and engaging in the #NEDAwareness campaign.

 

Volunteer as a Landmark Photographer

This #NEDAwareness Week, iconic landmarks in cities across the country will be lit in our signature blue and green colors. New buildings will be added every week, and we need your support to showcase these incredible lightings!

 

Find or Plan a NEDAwareness Week Event

In-person and virtual NEDAwareness Week activities bring people together in creative and engaging ways. If you are hosting an awareness or fundraising event, add it to our website. You can also search our database to find a local NEDAwareness Week event.