NEDAwareness Week

NEDAwareness Week 2013

NEDAwareness Week, the largest education and outreach effort on eating disorders in the United States, is taking place February 24 through March 2, 2013. This year’s theme is “Everybody knows somebody.”

The team of Veritas Collaborative is proud to support NEDAwareness Week 2013 by participating in eating disorders education and advocacy throughout our community in the followings ways:

  • Chase Bannister, MDIV, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, Vice President and Chief Center Officer of Veritas Collaborative, will be the guest speaker at the first annual William Peace University “EveryBODY Fashion Show” that features William Peace models of all shapes and sizes on February 26 at 7:00pm.
  • NORMAL and Veritas Collaborative present Speaking Out About ED on Tuesday, February 26 at NYU. Speaking Out About ED is a documentary film featuring interviews with dozens of the nation’s leading medical professionals in the field of eating disorders, body image, nutrition, and wellness. This documentary also features a discussion with the filmmaker, Robyn Hussa Farrell.
  • Alice Merritt, MPH, RD, LDN, Center Dietitian at Veritas Collaborative will be speaking at the “Love the Skin You’re In” positive body image workshop that will be held at the Girls Club in Raleigh, NC on February 27. This program is a collaborative effort with the NC State Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service, Service Leadership Team, and Community Outreach Committee, and will engage the members of the girls club in the 6th through 9th grades with discussions and activities highlighting body image and eating disorder awareness.
  • Veritas Collaborative is a supporting sponsor for The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) 4th Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge being held on February 28, at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
  • Veritas Collaborative has coordinated a week of PSA radio spots for NEDAwareness Week 2013 on North Carolina Radio Stations WPTF-AM and WPTK-AM.

For more information about how you can get involved with NEDAwareness Week 2013, please visit

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