February 20-26 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The mission of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is to prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment.  NEDAwareness Week is a collaborative effort of volunteers that includes eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.  Started in 1987, NEDAwareness Week is meant to emphasize the importance of healthy body image and draw attention to the danger of such disorders and the need for early intervention.

For more information on the NEDAwareness Week campaign and for general information on eating disorders, please visit the National Eating Disorders website.