Diary Date

Forget Valentine’s Day.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs this year from Feb 20 to Feb 26.  The aim is to  prevent eating disorders and body image issues, reduce  the stigma surrounding them and improve access to treatment.

This year, NEDA is once again asking everyone to do just one thing to help raise awareness and provide accurate information about eating disorders. Possibilities include:

distributing info pamphlets or putting up posters, writing to MPs,  posting information on Facebook, panel discussions, fashion shows, body fairs, movie screenings, art exhibits and more.

For more info on how to get involved, click here.

This means that the issues have been getting a bit more coverage than usual. Here’s some examples:

Gok Wan on the impact of airbrushing on eating disorders ( here and  here).

And from the Mail’s sidebar of shame  (where else?!), here’s how one blogger  transformed himself from ‘fat to fit’ using cooking oil and chocolate milk..

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