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. Their site contains resources for teachers, students, parents and anyone needing more information or support. They also have a helpline:
NEDA toll free, confidential Helpline at 1-800-931-2237
Worried you or someone you love might need help? Take this free, anonymous online self-assessment:
My Body Screening
Please find the following links to NEDA resources:
Contributing Factors & Prevention
Family & Friends
Educators & Coaches
Proud2BMe is an online community created by and for teens. They cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
Project Heal offers a scholarship program to fund inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment for eating disorder sufferers who want to recover but do not have the financial means to do so.
See Beautiful is a movement that helps girls and women see the beauty they inherently possess instead of supporting the definition of beauty that pop culture would like us to think we have to attend to.
Life Vest Inside strives to empower and unite the world with kindness. LVI is geared towards spreading kindness, empowering people and building self worth.
Endangered Bodies is an international local-global initiative. They challenge all those merchants of body hatred who turn girls and women against their own bodies.
Endangered Bodies NYC is the New York chapter of Endangered Bodies International. They have many ongoing local projects & initiatives, such as their sticker campaign & Fitnessgram Pamphlet: "The Truth about the Fitnessgram: And how to talk to your child about BMI" Realize Your Beauty is a proud ally of Endangered Bodies New York.
The Body Positive is about radical self-love, inhabiting our unique beauty, and reconnecting to the voice of wisdom.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold throughout the U.S. and Canada. Girls Inc develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
Girl Scouts teaches girls to discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
EmmeNation helps nourish body+mind+soul connection.
Femcho has programs that enable girls and teens to be healthy and confident in a cool hip way! Participants dance and move to their favorite tunes, and discuss important issues in a safe, nurturing environment.
Miss Fit Girls is a yoga-based program for girls ages 12-17, Connecting, Strengthening, Encouraging, Accepting, Celebrating Together.
A Difference Measure seeks to use public education to help girls and women understand their value comes from who they are and what they do, not what they look like. Further, by actively representing varied and diverse images, they seek to expand the definition of what is beautiful beyond the unhealthy, unrealistic images perpetuated in media and marketing.
There are so many fabulous organizations out there working to promote positive change in the world -
we can't possibly list them all! These are just some of the organizations that we've had the pleasure of connecting with.