The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is an organization working to provide help, education and support for those affected by and dealing with eating disorders. NEDA facilitates many events and experiences in the eating disorder field, such as an annual conference that is actually coming up soon. "Reshaping Our Future: A Vision for Recovery, Research, Attitudes, and Action!" is taking place in Minneapolis, MN from September 10-12, 2009, and is open to people with eating disorders, their friends and family, as well as professionals. Visit http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ for more information.
Each year, during the last week of February, NEDA works to bring attention to eating disorders through NEDAwareness Week. This year, I was asked to join the NEDAwareness Week 2010 National Committee. Each month, I teleconference with individuals in the eating disorder field from across the nation to brainstorm ideas for next year's event. As I enjoyed my experience with NEDAW last year as a guest speaker in local schools, I am very excited about the opportunity to expand the possibilities of what we can offer to the community in 2010. Please stay tuned for more information as NEDAwareness Week gets closer, and in the meantime you can contact me if you have any suggestions!