Every week at Durée & Company, we hear of a new food holiday and promotion. As much as we love food, we also recognize that in today’s food-centric world, it is critical to have a balanced life and healthy relationship with food.
Feb. 22 – 28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week. At Durée & Company, we’re pleased to serve as the PR firm for Oliver-Pyatt Centers, which is hosting NEDA events at Mountain Brook High School and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama Feb. 24 and 25.
Along with the Re*Vive Program of Covenant Counseling and Education Center in Birmingham, Oliver-Pyatt Centers has a goal to promote education and awareness of eating disorders through age-appropriate and interesting platforms at the events. Oliver-Pyatt Centers offers its Embrace Binge Eating Recovery Programming, which is tailored to meet the complex and highly individual medical, clinical, and nutritional needs of those with Binge Eating Disorder (BED).
Do you know that…
- People with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) typically quickly consume abnormally large amounts of food in one sitting?
- The age of onset for BED is typically around 21 years old (other eating disorders tend to start in the teen years)?
It’s estimated that BED affects 2.8 million women and men. It’s different from bulimia and anorexia – people with BED aren’t consumed with controlling their weight and shape. In fact, people with BED come in all shapes and sizes: overweight, underweight, normal weight, or obese. Surprisingly, the basis of BED is a mix of neurochemical reactions and family history. We encourage you to take time during NEDA to raise awareness of eating disorders with your family and friends.
BED is a serious, potentially life-threatening illness. There are many ways to seek help. Just a few are the Binge Eating Disorder Association at http://bedaonline.com or 855.855.BEDA, or Oliver-Pyatt Centers at www.oliverpyattcenters.com or 866-511-HEAL.