National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. The following is a listing of activities and programs:
NEDA sponsors National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) held during the last week of February each year. There are over 350 NEDAW coordinators, teachers, social workers, eating disorder professionals and college teams who distribute educational materials and organize awareness and prevention events on high school and college campuses, in hospitals and community centers in all 50 states.
They also operate the Toll Free Information and Referral Helpline listed above, the first eating disorders information and referral source of its kind in the world, linking callers to vital information and lifesaving treatment.
A searchable database of treatment providers throughout the U.S. is also available on their website.
There is also an interactive website for young people, Proud2Bme.org, which is a safe community where teens can talk to each other and get support without the confusing mixed messages found on many popular websites.