Friday, February 22, 2008

February 24 to March 1st is National Eating Disorders Week

The key message for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2008 – “Be comfortable in your genes. Wear jeans that fit the TRUE you.” – ties into NEDA's signature event, the Great Jeans Giveaway.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week highlights the fact that body size and shape are strongly influenced by biological factors – such as genetics, while also calling attention to some of the new discoveries surrounding the role of genetics in the development of eating disorders.

The Healing Project would also like to note that while Eating Disorders Awareness are more common in females, males also suffer from eating and body dismorphic disorders. Keep an eye on your children, friends and roomates; there is help.

For More Information:
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(800) 931-2239 Information and Referral Helpline
(206) 382-3587 Business Phone
(206) 829-8501 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Tonia Brown

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