National Eating Disorders Association

The Body Project is a dissonance-based body acceptance intervention project which is backed by two decades of research and evaluation data. It was developed and evaluated at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin and Oregon Research Institute.

This intervention has been delivered to over one million young women around the world and has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating. There is further evidence that the Body Project intervention reduces the risk of future onset of eating disorders and obesity.

The intervention consists of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which participants voluntarily critique our culture’s appearance-ideal promoted for females during four or six weekly sessions.

To learn more about getting involved with The Body Project, please contact Chelsea Kronengold, Senior Program Associate, at

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If you would like for your eating disorders research study to be included in our listings, please submit your study here. NEDA will review your study to ensure it aligns with our organizational policies and ethics. At a minimum, studies must be IRB approved or have accredited approval.

All research studies are subject to approval from NEDA's Helpline Clinical Advisor.