Eating Disorders are diseases of isolation; they disrupt every part of an individual’s life. Disordered eating patterns, as well as diagnosable cases of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder are progressive, chronic and sometimes fatal.
FREED’s school-based prevention program is designed to inform and empower all members of the school community in their understanding of body, weight, size and related issues connected to disordered eating and eating disorders.
Participants acquire the skills and knowledge to build resiliency in the face of unrelenting societal and internal pressures, while also gaining information about resources in order to help the people they care about. We want our students to understand what a healthy relationship with body, food and exercise looks like, and to be part of building and maintaining a healthy school climate.