National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and #endED

 We are happy to announce that this month’s #endED twitter chat will be with National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as we get ready for Eating Disorders Awareness WeekNEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Both #Ended and NEDA share the vision of a world without eating disorders. Join us on February 22nd 8:30-9:30pm EST as we discuss the best ways to prevent eating disorders, how we can increase self-care and how we can promote eating disorder recovery.  Elizabeth Saviteer ( @NEDAStaff  )and Marci Anderson ( @MarciRD  )will be leading the chat. 

If you’re new to Twitter, here’s a primer on how to participate. It’s simple, go to and enter the keyword “#endED” and it will appear as if you’re in a chat room. Watch the tweets stream live and join in on the conversation. Be sure to follow @NEDAStaff and @MarciRD 
Below are the questions we’ll be chatting about on Wednesday.
1. Eating Disorders have been getting more media attention, has this been harmful/helpful/both?
2. A risk factor for developing an ED is poor body image, how can we promote positive body image in children and teens? 
3. How do you deal with people in your life who are dieting or weight-focused? 
4a. What is some new/exciting research on ED? 
4b. Eating disorders receive very little funding for research. What specifically needs more research? 
5. How do you define recovery from an eating disorder?
6. What are your favorite pro-recovery tools for eating disorder sufferers, family, and friends?

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