National Eating Disorders Association

The NEDA Network Announces #NoDietDay – May 6, 2020

NEW YORK CITY — April 28, 2020 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — NEDA Network* organizations are teaming up for No Diet Day 2020! This movement, promoting the elimination of the shame associated with society's standards of beauty and respect for all body shapes and sizes, will take place on on Wednesday, May 6th.

The NEDA Network is a partnership between the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and nearly 20 other mission-aligned organizations dedicated to providing a unified voice of strength and advocacy for the eating disorders field. May 6th marks the NEDA Network’s second annual #NoDietDay social media campaign, encouraging the rejection of diet culture and promoting healthy relationships with food, movement, and body image!

“It’s an honor to work with the NEDA Network to promote No Diet Day”, says Claire Mysko, CEO of NEDA. “Harmful comments about dieting brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have put additional strain on the eating disorders community. During this time, it is more important than ever to support one another and educate the public about the dangers of dieting and exercising to change the way your body looks.”

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO ON MAY 6TH TO PARTICIPATE IN #NODIETDAY:

  1. Share the NEDA Network’s social media posts about No Diet Day (don’t forget to use the hashtags #NoDietDay and #NEDANetwork), any time leading up to and on No Diet Day.
  2. Complete the pledge to reject diet culture any time leading up to or on May 6th.
  3. Participate in a FREE virtual workshop in support of a more balanced relationship with food and body image presented by Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S, author of Ending the Diet Mindset on May 6th from 1:30-3pm EST.
  4. Participate in the #NoDietDay Twitter Chat on May 6 from 6-7:30pm EST hosted by @NEDAstaff.

More about the virtual workshop:

This session is appropriate for professionals and the general public. Becca will walk attendees through identifying diet culture and diet mindset. She will explore the neurobiological effects of restrictive dieting and we will leave with an understanding of the psychological, emotional, and physical impact of dieting and how it often leads to damaging disordered eating patterns. Attendees will take away cognitive, experiential, and behavioral interventions they can use to reclaim a more balanced relationship with food and body image.

“This is an important and timely workshop that will address dieting and its potential for unhealthy behaviors and health outcomes,” says Simone Seitz, Executive Director of CRC for ED and Chair of the NEDA Network.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Through our programs and services, NEDA raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. For more information, visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

CONTACT

Victoria Dellacava

MomentumCommunications Group

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845-652-3503

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