Press release from National Eating Disorders Association:
NEDA Network organizations are teaming up for No Diet Day 2020! This movement, promoting the elimination of the shame associated with society’s standards of beauty and respect for all body shapes and sizes, will take place on Wednesday, May 6th.
The NEDA Network is a partnership between NEDAand other mission-aligned organizations dedicated to advancing the field of eating disorders and building a community of support. With nearly 20 member organizations, this network provides a unified voice of strength and advocacy. May 6th will mark the NEDA Network’s second national #NoDietDay social media campaign, encouraging the rejection of diet culture. We invite you to join us in promoting healthy relationships with food, movement, and body image!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO ON MAY 6TH TO PARTICIPATE IN #NODIETDAY:
- Share the NEDA Network’s social media posts about No Diet Day (don’t forget to use the hashtags #NoDietDay and #NEDANetwork), any time leading up to and on no Diet Day.
- Complete the pledge to reject diet culture any time leading up to or on May 6th. Pledge: myneda.org/nodietdaypledge
- Participate in a FREE virtual workshop in support of a more balanced relationship with food and body image presented by Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S, author of Ending the Diet Mindset on May 6th from 1:30-3pm EST. Registration: http://myneda.org/NDD-event
- Log onto Twitter on No Diet Day and participate in the 2020 Twitter Chat from 6-7:30pm EST.
More about the virtual workshop:
This session is appropriate for professionals and the general public. Becca will walk attendees through identifying diet culture and diet mindset. She will explore the neurobiological effects of restrictive dieting and we will leave with an understanding of the psychological, emotional, and physical impact of dieting and how it often leads to damaging disordered eating patterns. Attendees will take away cognitive, experiential, and behavioral interventions they can use to reclaim a more balanced relationship with food and body image. “This is an important and timely workshop that will address dieting and its potential for unhealthy behaviors and health outcomes,” says Simone Seitz, Executive Director of CRC for ED and Chair of the NEDA Network.