ANAD to join Coalition gathering in DC to Discuss Weight Stigma and BEDA announced they are in Phase I of helping the White House better manage their messages regarding the adoption of healthy habits.  Currently they are gathering a group of stakeholders who will gather in Washington, DC in mid-December to discuss where weight stigma is prevalent in the Let’s Move! campaign and where it could pose a problem in future outreach such as work-wellness programs.

Organizations taking a front seat to drive home the message that weight stigma is unacceptable and unnecessary include: the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED),  ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.), the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC), Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.), Kantor & Kantor, LLP, Mental Fitness, Inc.,Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC).

“Professionals from the areas of prevention, policy, program development, research and academia, obesity, movement and mental health have all agreed to work together to provide the highest quality insight and to create meaningful guidance for the White House to work with” stated and BEDA