AED Advocacy Efforts
AED Responds to Michelle
Read the letter to the First Lady from AED and other key eating disorders organizations.
AED Joins Other Eating Disorder
Organizations to Urge Focus on Health and Lifestyle Rather Than
Read the new press release, resulting from an unprecedented show of concern.
AED Issues Guidelines for Childhood Obesity
Read the guidelines, which are meant to ensure that community- and school-based efforts are carried out with equal concern for children's physical, social and emotional health.
AED Raises Awareness About Sports and Body Image
In light of the 29th Olympiad, AED is speaking out on both the positive impact that sports can have on self-esteem and body esteem of participants, and some of the risks associated with less supportive aspects of athletics. Read more…
AED Opposes Miss Bimbo Web Site
The Academy for Eating Disorders declares its opposition to the "Miss Bimbo" Web site and Internet game. This site, aimed at girls aged 9 to 16, hosts an Internet game that encourages preadolescent and adolescent girls to embrace plastic surgery, extreme dieting, and the use of diet pills in the search for the perfect figure. Read more...
Miss America Speaks Out on Eating Disorders
The Academy for Eating Disorders is grateful to have the voice of Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund, raising awareness of eating disorders and providing leadership to young women. Learn more…
AED Applauds State of New York
The Academy for Eating Disorders applauds the State of New York for its leadership in establishing the Child Performer Advisory Board to Prevent Eating Disorders. This Advisory Board will develop guidelines for the employment of child models and performers and educational programs to help treat and prevent eating disorders.
AED Presents Guidelines for the Fashion Industry
The Academy for Eating Disorders has called for industry and government support of a ban of extremely underweight models