National Eating Disorders Association

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NEDA’s merger with BEDA last fall was an important step toward unifying the eating disorders community and improving access to services and support across the entire spectrum of these illnesses. NEDA is committed to continuing many of the contributions BEDA made to the eating disorders field; and for the first time ever, NEDA will host the annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week (#WSAW2019) the week of September 23-27, 2019. 

During NEDA’s first Weight Stigma Awareness Week, we want to help the broader eating disorders community understand why weight stigma should matter to everyone, not only those in higher weight bodies. Especially when it comes to eating disorders—all eating disorders—we, as a community, need to understand how weight stigma and weight discrimination affect people of all sizes, how it contributes to or exacerbates eating disorders in people of all sizes, and how we call work together with a unified voice to eliminate stigma and discrimination based on body size.

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Join the conversation on social media. Let’s understand how weight stigma and weight discriminiation affects people of all sizes, how it contributes to or exacerbates eating disorders in people of all sizes, and how we call work together with a unified voice to eliminate stigma and discrimination based on body size.

Don't forget to use our campaign hashtags in your social media posts: #WSAW2019 & #ComeAsYouAre, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn

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