February 25- March 3, 2019
The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights NEDA’s movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that their stories are valid. We invite everyone, especially those whose stories have not been widely recognized, to have the opportunity to speak out, share their experiences, and connect with others.
We aim to start conversations with a variety of communities that struggle at comparable rates to those traditionally thought of as struggling with eating disorders. We hope to offer them an opportunity to share their stories, see themselves in others’ stories, and recognize that their experiences are valid and welcome, no matter where they are in relationship to food or their bodies.
So this NEDAwareness Week, come as you are, not as you think you should be.
Dreams with Seams
When: Sunday February 24th
This body positive event is for nominated area high school girls to spend the day getting pampered as they look for a prom dress. This event is coordinated by one of our Junior Board members.
“COME AS YOU ARE”- No Makeup/ No Filter Social Media Campaign
When: Monday February 25th
Come as you are to your social media profile today! Show your natural beauty and awesomeness!
NEDA Week Community Yoga Class
When: Tuesday February 26th 5:30 pm
Where: YOU Power Yoga 1904 E. 2nd St. Edmond, OK
Paint N’ Cheers
When: Thursday February 28th 6:30 pm
Where: Paint N’ Cheers- 1614 N. Gatewood Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Kendra Scott Gives Back
When: Thursday February 28th 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Where: Kendra Scott Utica Square Tulsa
Benefits the Tulsa area NEDA Walk
Pure BARRE Donation Class
When: Friday March 1st
Where: Pure Barre Nichols Hills
Benefits Project HEAL
Teen Board NEDA Week:
This year OEDA Teen Board members and other organizations around the state will be working with their local high schools to host awareness event.
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
Monday February 25, 2019
Tulsa Community College- 11:00 am- 1:00 pm- OEDA will host an informational and resource table
Oklahoma City University– OEDA will host a recovery speaker for a sorority on campus
Tuesday February 26, 2019
Oklahoma State University- 10:00 am-2:00 pm- OEDA will host an information table in the Student Union
Oklahoma State University-Tulsa- 3:30- 8:00 pm- OEDA will host an information table in the North Hall.
University of Oklahoma– 6:00 pm-7:00 pm- OEDA board member Brittany Hunter, RD will speak on Eating Disorders signs, symptoms and ways to get help. Kappa Hall
Wednesday February 27, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma- 12:00 pm- Education and information panel featuring a Licensed Counselor, Registered Dietitian and Physician.
Oklahoma City University– 8:00 pm- OEDA will host a recovery speaker together with Kappa Phi Sorority
Thursday February 28, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma-1:00 pm- Mindful Eating Workshop- Featuring Dietitian- Lisa Gibson, RD/LD & Jeff Jones, LPC.
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
Oklahoma City Lighted Landmarks
OKC Skydance Bridge will be lit in green and blue for NEDA Week February 26th
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 2019 NEDA Week possible!
If you want to host a NEDA Week event in 2019 let us know.