This Years’s theme for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week” is “Every Body Has a
Seat at the Table”. The focus is to raise awareness and open discussion about individuals
impacted by eating disorders, no matter age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation ,religion,
cultural and socioeconomic background. The goal is to challenge systemic biases and also
connect to unrepresented groups.
Eating Disorders can include anorexia nervosa, binge-eating, avoidant restrictive food intake,
bulemia nervosa compulsive exercising. Struggles with body image and low self esteem as well
as anxiety and depression can also be present.
For support and resources for individuals affected by eating disorders, please contact
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at www.national eating disorders.org and the
helpline at 800-931-2237.
During this difficult time of the Pandemic, both outer and inner triggers may create additional
stress for us. We may feel overwhelmed or isolated. If you or someone close to you is engaging
in patterns of unhealthy eating habits, and increased negative emotions around food and body
image, please reach out for help. You are not alone. We are all in this together!