February 24- March 1, 2020
The National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA’s) National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week is the largest and best-known eating disorders outreach effort in the country. In 2019, NEDAwareness Week encouraged you to Come as You Are, highlighting NEDA’s movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and unifying the field. This campaign expressed that, regardless of your body shape, weight, race, gender identity, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or your stage of body acceptance and eating disorder recovery, your story is valid and deserves to be heard.
Building off last year’s success and continued relevance, NEDA wants you to Come as You Are again for NEDAwareness Week 2020! From February 24th to March 1st, we encourage our community to embrace this year’s theme, Come as You Are: Hindsight is 20/20, by reflecting on the positive steps they’ve taken — including those stemming from setbacks or challenges — toward accepting themselves and others.
Through NEDAwareness Week 2020, NEDA aims to improve public understanding of eating disorders and their causes, dangers, and treatments and to empower everyone to reduce risk factors and join prevention efforts. We hope Come as You Are: Hindsight is 20/20 offers the opportunity for all people to get involved. By sharing our stories of what we have learned as we go through our eating disorder and body acceptance journeys and how the greater community is affected, we offer the opportunity to continue the conversation and prioritize inclusivity.
Bath Sorbet Fundraising
When: February 1- February 29th 2020
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Kendra Scott Gives Back
When: Thursday February 27th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Where: Kendra Scott Utica Square-Tulsa OR Order by phone: 918-770-8303
Teen Board NEDA Week:
This year OEDA Teen Board members and other organizations around the state will be working with their local high schools and college campuses to host awareness events.
High School Programming:
If you are a local high school and would like to host a panel of speakers, host a recovery speaker or awareness event please contact us at email@example.com
February 14th, 2020
University of Central Oklahoma- OEDA will provide a speaker for the UCO Athletic Department
Tuesday February 25, 2020
University of Central Oklahoma- What’s an Eating Disorder Anyway? 11:00 am -1 pm Food Court, NUC
Oklahoma City University- OEDA will host a recovery speaker for Kappa Phi on campus- This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Oklahoma State University- OEDA will host an information table in the Student Union
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa- OEDA will host an information table in the North Hall.
Wednesday February 26, 2020
University of Oklahoma- Southern Smash Scale Smash- 12 pm-3 pm | Living Hope Treatment Center, Eating Disorder Awareness Club will host a Southern Smash Scale Smashing Event. Click here for more information
University of Central Oklahoma- Suicide Prevention Training & Kognito | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm |Thatcher Hall Rm 343
Thursday February 27, 2020
University of Central Oklahoma- Scale Smash Event- 11:00 am- 1:00 pm | Clock Tower
If you are a local college or university and would like to host a panel of speakers, an awareness event or a screening please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Oklahoma– Spill the Tea on Diet Culture- 6:30 pm | Delta Gamma House
Friday February 28, 2020
University of Oklahoma- Panel Discussion- 6:30 pm- OEDA and the Eating Disorder Awareness Club to host an educational panel.
Oklahoma City Lighted Landmarks
OKC Skydance Bridge will be lit in green and blue for NEDA Week
OKC Myriad Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory will be lit in green and blue for NEDA Week February 25th- March 1st.
Thank you to everyone who is partnering with OEDA and helping make 2020 NEDA Week possible!
If you want to host a NEDA Week event in 2020 let us know.