National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders AdvocacyNEDA’s legislative advocacy efforts center on awareness, education, early intervention and prevention programs, funding for research, and improved access for the treatment of eating disorders. Our legislative advocacy work is driven by passionate volunteers who lobby for change by speaking with legislators, mobilizing members, and forging alliances with other groups who share our vision.

Passionate and dedicated volunteers bring about change. Your voice and actions can make a difference in the fight against eating disorders. No experience is necessary - NEDA will provide you with the training, tools, and resources to be a successful advocate. Join our movement and sign up below!



NEDA's Action Center makes it easy for you to get involved and use your voice for change. Help us advocate on behalf of those with eating disorders and their families! Use the links below to send an email to your lawmakers about why change is needed!


Federal Eating Disorders AdvocacyAt the Federal Level, NEDA Advocates are working to raise awareness about eating disorders, and encouraging lawmakers to increase research funding for eating disorders.

Educating legislators about issues that are important to us is an important part of advocacy, and it's a foundation of our democratic system. Legislators like to hear from you. They are your voice in government; they depend upon constituents, like you, to inform them about issues that are pressing in the community. You don't need experience, you don't need political know-how; all you need is a passion for change, and you can make a difference!

Send an email to your U.S. Senators and Congress members and ask them to prioritize eating disorders policy reforms!

Current Federal Actions

Support long-term health practices in school programs!

Help increase funding for eating disorders research!


State Eating Disorders AdvocacyAt the state level, advocates across the country are sharing their stories and working to educate their lawmakers about the importance of eating disorders awareness, prevention, and access to care! Take action to help us make a difference in the fight against eating disorders!


All: Take the first step- introduce yourself!

Massachusetts: Help keep dangerous diet pills out of kids’ hands!

New Jersey: Help Improve Access to Care in New Jersey!

New York: Help Us Improve Eating Disorders Insurance Coverage in New York!

North Carolina: Support Eating Disorders Awareness in North Carolina!

Ohio: Support Eating Disorders Awareness in Ohio!

Pennsylvania: Support Eating Disorders Awareness in Pennsylvania!