Eating 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.