National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is a week dedicated to bringing awareness to the disorders that are not often talked about. This week lasts from February 27th until March 5th.


Kylie Pizza, MHS Media Editor

Throughout NEDAW there will be posters with hotlines and general information about eating disorders found on walls around the school, bathrooms, and a table in front of Ms. Hannah Doyle’s office.

Eating disorders are not talked about as commonly as depression or anxiety. Many think of anorexia or bulimia when they think of eating disorders, but there are more that need attention that include: binge eating, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), atypical anorexia, otherwise specified feeding & eating disorders (OSFED), etc. These are all commonly forgotten about, not talked about enough, or just entirely unknown.

Information for this week is being organized by members of the SADD club, Jessica Popiela (Senior), Ms. Cathleen Novak, and Kylie Pizza (Senior).

We are looking forward to making this week a positive and helpful experience for everyone, and not just those struggling.