The Makings of a Successful Merger
First off: Ensure you want the same things
When people hear the term “eating disorder,” they often picture someone who is young, white, thin and affluent.
But that’s a myth, according to Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Eating disorders don’t discriminate based on size, race, gender, socioeconomic status or sexual identity. It may also surprise you to hear that binge eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder. “It actually affects more people than anorexia and bulimia combined,” she said.
To address this myth and to more accurately represent the entire breadth of eating disorders, NEDA and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) decided to unite under NEDA’s umbrella in late October.
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