Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Monday, February 22 through Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week was developed to raise awareness, reduce the stigma and provide better access to support for those suffering from an eating disorder. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week was created to educate the public on the prevalence of eating disorders, spread a message of recovery and offer lifesaving resources to those in need.
This year, The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness is promoting “NOT ONE MORE.” The Alliance is working to ensure that NOT ONEMORE life is lost, For more information on NOT ONE MORE Weekend, please visit https://notonemore.co/. NEDA (National Eating Disorders Awareness) is also inviting Every Body to Have a Seat at the Table. In a field where marginalized communities continue to be under represented, they are welcoming conversations on challenging systemic biases and sharing stories from all backgrounds and experiences.
Additionally, Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest all announced initiatives in support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Social media is often seen as promoting certain body types which can lead to unhealthy behaviors, especially in teenagers as they seek to attain the bodies they often see as ideal on these platforms. For more information, you can visit this link.