EDUCATION

Eating Disorders Word GraphicEating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships.  They affect 10% of the population and have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.  Someone dies from an eating disorder every 62 minutes. In Missouri, over 575,000 people will suffer from a serious eating disorder during their lifetime. Four out of ten people know someone with an eating disorder.

MOEDA believes it is important to drive early interventions which are a proven result in early diagnosis and recovery.  Research proves early intervention and prevention education is effective and even saves lives. MOEDA is committed to making a difference by providing education and information to the community about eating disorders with the Feed The Facts – An Eating Disorders Awareness Program designed for students, school educators and parents. This interactive and informative presentation is creating a change in thinking and behaviors.

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To learn what MOEDA is doing to educate the community about eating disorders  
  
 To learn about Eating Disorders, Treatment Options and Recover
  
 To take an anonymous test to see if you might be suffering from an eating disorder