National Eating Disorder Association Begins Week Long Drive to Educate America

February 23, 2015 1:58 PM

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week has been officially kicked off by the National Eating Disorder Association, with the intent of shining much-needed light on a range of topics often overlooked or considered too taboo to discuss openly. From now until the end of the month, the association will be looking to both increase awareness of eating disorders and communicate the grave dangers of some of the most common conditions of all, which have a tendency to be swept under the carpet or have in some cases been known to be glamorized.

A variety of influential national bodies are to play their role in the week-long event, which will in part by highlighting the way in which the internet and social media are in some regions making the problem worse. While an estimated 30 million people across the US alone will at some point during t...

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