By Sam Stubbe & Keith Griggs


Eating disorders can change many characteristics of someone. Some include weight, health, personality, and many more. ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) is a company that deals with things like this. Their main focus is anorexia. They try to prevent the disease and get the word out about it. But you may be wondering: What is Anorexia and the other eating disorders? What does ANAD do to help our community? How much have they succeeded? How did it grow to what it has become today?

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Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating are all forms of eating disorders. This is when people eat too much or too little amounts of food. When you first get the disorder you begin with binge eating, you eat too many high calorie foods and then throw it up. After that you can continue binge eating or go on to become anorexic or bulimic. This can be harmful to your body.

All the disorders can be caused by many things, but the main reason is not liking how you look on the outside, only thinking beauty is skin deep. Anorexia is a great example of it. Many people, mostly Caucasian woman, suffer from anorexia. They starve themselves and become too skinny. They constantly see themselves as overweight. Most people die because they are too small, you can see their bones. All this is caused from not liking your physical shape.

Mission Statement

ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, education, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.

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