Press Releases

Press Releases

AED Signs on to Support New Legislative Initiative – The Nutrition CARE Act
July 17, 2019

EDC Nutrition CARE Act Press Release
July 10, 2019

AED and NAMED Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as 'Biohacking'
June 27, 2019

AED Announces Class of 2019 Fellows
March 18, 2019

AED Releases Position Statement on "The Fast Track Trial"
March 6, 2019

ICED Sociocultural Plenary to Address Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community
March 4, 2019

AED Announces 2019 ICED Awards and Honorees
February 28, 2019

AED Announces 2019 International Conference on Eating Disorders, March 14-16, 2019 in New York, NY, USA

February 26, 2019

Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Coalition Partner to Submit Joint Comments to the NIH’s Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research

December 18, 2018

Academy for Eating Disorders Patient-Carer Committee becomes the Experts by Experience Committee

December 4, 2018

AED Applauds SAMHSA for Its Grant to Create a Training Center for Eating Disorder-Related Education in the Community
October 16, 2018

AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees
April 3, 2018

What’s the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Eating Disorders? Find out at the International Conference on Eating Disorders
March 20, 2018

Extending the Reach of Treatment and Prevention Approaches for Eating Disorders

March 13, 2018

Recovery From an Eating Disorder: How Do We Define It? What Does It Look Like? And Should It Always Be the Focus?

March 6, 2018

Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community 
Nov 28, 2017

65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems 
Oct 30, 2017

AED endorses coalition letter of resolution to designate September as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month in the US.
Oct 24, 2017

AED Celebrates the Work of the Eating Disorders Coalition in Obtaining Eligibility for Research Funding for Eating Disorders to Help Military Service Members and Families
June 6, 2017

AED Releases New Global Blueprint to Promote Healthcare Rights for Patients with Eating Disorders
May 30, 2017

The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds France’s New Law to Protect the Health and Safety of Fashion Models, Address Eating Disorders
May 17, 2017

International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals
May 2, 2017

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders
March 14, 2017

New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children
January 30, 2017

International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Embrace Diverse Perspectives in Treatment, Prevention and Research
December 16, 2016

AED Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling
December 15, 2016

US Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation
December 9, 2016

AED Issues Video Press Release on the Nine Truths
November 30, 2016 

Medical Comorbidities Linked with Binge-Eating Disorder: Important Information for Clinicians and Primary Care Physicians
September 20, 2016

Comorbilidades Médicas Ligadas al Trastorno por Atracón: Información Importante para Clínicos y Médicos de Primer Contacto
September 20, 2016

AED Congratulates JCPenney's "Here I am" Campaign
July 13, 2016

Key Eating Disorders Legislation Passes the U.S. House of Representatives as Part of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
July 8, 2016

La Academy For Eating Disorders Expresa Su Preocupación Por La Aprobación Por Parte De La FDA De Un Nuevo Dispositivo Mecanizado De Purgación
July 5, 2016

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the FDA Approval of A Mechanized Purging Device
July 5, 2016

Keanu Reeves and the Cast Of "To the Bone" Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders in Honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day
May 31, 2016

International Conference on Eating Disorders Is Building Bridges Across the World
April 13, 2016

El Congreso Internacional De Trastornos De La Conducta Alimentaria Esta Creando Puentes Con America Latina
March 24, 2016

International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Address Challenging Social Justice Issues
March 9, 2016

International Conference on Eating Disorders to Address Risk Factors and Body Image
February 24, 2016

The Joint Commission introduces accreditation for eating disorder treatment programs
February 15, 2016

Individuals with Eating Disorders Are at Increased Risk of Death
January 21, 2016

Academy for Eating Disorders Partners in First Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day
January 15, 2016

Confident Body, Confident Child, a Breakthrough Parent Training Program 
January 7, 2016

The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Missouri’s New Law
July 14, 2015

The AED Joins in Opposition of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policy
June 26, 2015

AED Releases Nine Truths About Eating Disorders
May 12, 2015

Press Release: Weight Stigmatization Prevalent in Youth Television Programming
September 17, 2014

Press Release: Increased Fracture Risk For Girls with Anorexia Nervosa
June 13, 2014

AED Opposes BMI Reporting and Fitnessgrams in Schools
May 30, 2014

Eating Disorders - A Hidden Phenomenon in Outpatient Mental Health?
October 17, 2013

AED Emphasizes Physical Health More than BMI
Concern over new fitness guidelines for the Boy Scouts of America's Jamboree
July 25, 2013

Healthcare Professionals Condemn Abercrombie CEO’s Weightism Statements
May 14, 2013

AED Praises First Lady Michelle Obama‘s Statements on Childhood Health and Well-Being; Healthy Behavior, Not Weight, Emphasized
April 3, 2013

AED Releases Recommendations for Residential/Inpatient Eating Disorder Programs for Higher Care Standards
February 27, 2013

AED Applauds Iceland for Proposed Inclusion of a Ban on Weight Discrimination in its Constitution
December 5, 2012

AED Installs 2012-13 Board of Directors
July 27, 2012

AED Applauds Ashley Judd's Criticism of the Mass Media's Attention to Women's Bodies and Appearance
April 16, 2012

AED Joins Protest Against Selection of Jenny Craig CEO to Speak at Girls Conference
April 5, 2012

AED Applauds Closing of Disney's Habit Heroes at EPCOT Innoventions
March 1, 2012

AED: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Spotlights Need for Education and Treatment
February 22, 2012

AED Condemns Body-Shaming and Other Approaches Used to Reduce Obesity
January 30, 2012

Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces to Urge Focus on Health and Lifestyle Rather Than Weight
December 11, 2009

AED Applauds Efforts of Fashion Industry Leaders to Challenge Unhealthy Ultra-Thin Images of Beauty
October 22, 2009

AED Issues New Position Paper on The Role of the Family in Eating Disorders
September 15, 2009

AED Honors Excellence in Field, Academy
June 9, 2009

AED Cancels Conference Due to H1N1 Virus Concerns
April 30, 2009

Eating Disorders are Serious Mental Illnesses
March 26, 2009

Eating Disorder Symptoms More Common Among Female Athletes and Exercisers
July 28, 2008

Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Nov. 26, 2007

Scientists, Model Call on Fashion Industry to Shape Up
May 1, 2007

Academy’s Bill of Rights Helps Patients Through Maze of Eating Disorder Treatment Options
Nov. 10, 2006

Eating Disorders Organization Calls On Insurers to Cover Treatment
Nov. 8, 2006

Academy Calls for Warning Labels on Pro-Anorexia Web Sites
Nov. 3, 2006

Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for Ban on Underweight Models
Oct. 26, 2006

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