Founded by Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (, now defunct), Eating Disorders Awareness Week is now sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association, a coalition of EDAP and the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA). Information on this week can now be found at, while EDAP is now found at

The week chosen in 2002 was February 24th-March 3rd. During this week, some newspapers featured articles focusing on eating disorders, as well as a few television and radio stations which issued public service announcements. For the sixth year in a row, the National Eating Disorders Screening Program sampled both males and females on college campuses and in high schools for incidence of this disease as well as offering help and education.

A few in support of this week would wear ribbons, make speeches, and generally promote awareness, while most afflicted wore a simple lilac ribbon or said nothing at all. This best reflects the nature of eating disorders in society today - talked about much, but many are still ashamed - showing the exact reason for this week.

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