NEDAwareness Week 2012: Everybody Knows Somebody

Our 25th Anniversary of NEDAwareness Week is marked by the historic lighting of New York City’s Empire State Building in NEDA colors on February 28, 2012. Click here to see 25 years of awareness in action!
New guides and activities for 2012!

For Dads and Families…

Calling all dads! You’re invited to attend the launch of the Parent, Family & Friends Network Webinar Series, featuring the free webinar For Dads by Dads: Tips for supporting a child with an eating disorder and practicing self-care. Led by NEDA Navigators Paul Cordero and Mike Polan, it’s a perfect opportunity for dads who want to learn and get support from other fathers, and anyone interested in the role of fathers in the recovery process. !

For Artists…

Calendar Contest: Submit your art for a chance to be published in the 2013 NEDA Calendar!

For Teens…

Register now to download:

Teen Activist Guide complete with media literacy how-to activity guides, tips for successful activism online, articles by young people who’ve made a real difference, creative activity guides, how to help a friend and more!
Teen Blogging Guide featuring tips on how to get started, stats on eating disorders, how to share your story & setting healthy boundaries on the internet.
And for the teen artists out there:

Teen Voices (NEDAwareness Week Partner Organization) Artist of the Month Competition! March’s theme is Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep. There are great prizes for the winner of each month, and an Artist of the Year will be selected to win a full scholarship (tuition, room, and board) to the renowned School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Art Studio—a $4,000 value! Learn more!

For Print & Online Education…

New articles for print or online publication from authors Geneen Roth, Aimee Liu, Claire Mysko, Evelyn Tribole, Deb Burgard & Lisa Lee on topics including empowering girls, dangers of dieting, weight stigma and eating disorders in Asian-American communities. Register for NEDAwareness Week to download an article.

For the Workplace and Schools…

Distribute the free NEDA Toolkits CD-ROM: Fill out the free online CD-ROM request form on the PFN homepage and NEDA will send a copy, with a letter of introduction, to a local educational institution on your behalf. CD-ROM includes the Parent, Educator and Coach & Athletic Trainer Toolkits.

A free Educator Packet is available to registered participants and includes everything you need for great classroom activities:  Media literacy tools, activity list for teens, film list with discussion guide, grade school activity outline, printable bookmarks and flyers, and more.

Raise awareness in your workplace, school or other community setting. The discounted NEDAwareness Week Kits – including posters, pamphlets, NEDA pens, signs & symptoms bookmarks, and much more – are !

Events & Speakers…

Volunteers are available to speak at your NEDAwareness Week events! for a Volunteer Speaker in your area. Planning on speaking yourself?  Join us for the Volunteer Speaker Training Webinar with NEDA Ambassador Jenni Schaefer and NEDA Navigators Clinical Advisor Ilene Fishman, LCSW.  !

NEDAwareness Week events are taking place across the country. near you!

Holding an event? and post your events on the NEDA Website.


NEDAwareness Week Partners will be holding creative, fun NEDAwareness Week activities and encouraging their constituents to join us in this national outreach effort. to learn about our partners!

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