DEERFIELD, Ill. – April 3, 2013 – The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) publicly celebrates the weight-neutral health views expressed by First Lady Michelle Obama in a recent appearance on “Fireside Hangout“ on Google+. During the interview, Mrs. Obama emphasized the importance of an approach to childhood health and emotional well-being that surrounds youngsters with healthy food choices and fun physical activity, rather than a focus on weight or physical appearance. The First Lady acknowledged that everyone's body is different and that concentrating efforts aimed at healthy behaviors, as opposed to weight, is especially important in order to avoid fueling weight-related stigma or weight obsessions among young people.
The Academy openly praises the First Lady‘s acknowlegdement that children‘s emotional well-being is equally important as physical health. To view the interview, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/michelle-obama-daughters-weight_n_2810579.html.
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About AEDThe Academy for Eating Disorders is a global and trans-disciplinary professional organization with more than 1,500 members from 47 countries worldwide. AED provides educational resources and platforms for professional dialogue, training, and collaboration through its publications, including the International Journal of Eating Disorders, annual International Conferences on Eating Disorders, clinical teaching days and other programs. Visitwww.aedweb.org for more information.
NEDA ONLINE SCREENING TOOL
Welcome to the National Eating Disorders Association’s free and confidential screening for eating disorders.
This quiz, based on the work of D.M. Garner, M.P. Olmsted, Y. Bohr, and P.E. Garfinkel is designed to help you determine if it’s time to seek professional help. At the end you will have a chance to speak with a volunteer or visit our website for more information.
This screening is designed to help you look at your thoughts and behaviors that may be associated with eating disorders. This screening is not a substitute for assessment and/or treatment by a qualified professional. All of your answers will be kept confidential. Please answer honestly and completely. You may contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline, for any questions related to this screening. Best wishes!
PLEASE NOTE: This screening is NOT an official diagnosis of an eating disorder. Please contact a treatment professional to receive an official diagnosis.
At the end of the screening, you will be given the opportunity to voluntarily sign up for a three month follow-up survey. You are NOT required to participate in this follow-up in order to take the screening, and you can opt-out of participating in three months even if you do sign up.
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