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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This may not be a sunny, happy topic, but it needs to be discussed. In fact, it merits an entire week of discussion. It is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating disorder, seem to work on a spectrum and doubtlessly touched many of our lives. This awareness week is an important tool for reaching people who are at risk of developing an eating disorder or are already suffering from one.

The National Eating Disorders Association sponsors the week of awareness, and events are held all over the nation. Check their website calendar to see if there is an event happening near you. The site has a wealth of information. Best of all, the NEDA website has treatment referrals for people at risk for eating disorders.

The theme this year for National Eating Disorders Awareness week is: "Be comfortable in your genes. Wear jeans that fit the REAL you." A sentiment we can all appreciate, especially since this is the year the dreaded "skinny jeans" became a fashion staple.

To read the inspirational poster text, just

Be comfortable in your genes.
Your genes play a role in determining your
body size and shape. Embrace your genes.
Stop trying to turn your body
into something it’s not.
Wear jeans that fit the TRUE you.


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