Changing the Conversation. Changing Lives.
Founded in September 2002, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee is the Southeast's first statewide nonprofit to advance eating disorder awareness, education and prevention. Our mission is to offer hope, help and support to all who are impacted by disordered eating.
Volunteers are an integral part of the EDCT each and every day. EDCT volunteers help take our mission to the people of Tennessee and beyond. This month, we wish to recognize one of EDCT's most dedicated volunteers, Mackenzie Reeser. Check back every month for EDCT's "Volunteer Spotlight"!
Rocking Your Recovery From Dieting/Disordered Eating During the Holidays! (By: Reba Sloan, M.P.H., L.R.D., F.A.E.D.)
It is holiday time! We start with Thanksgiving, and we continue into the Christmas Holiday season that will extend all the way to New Year's Day. I am so weary of all of the hoopla about "surviving the holidays". One well known eating disorder "expert" recently said another name for Thanksgiving is "National Binge Day" and if you are craving pumpkin pie that you might not have enough sweetness or comfort in your life! Really?? What a way to reinforce food fears! Whether you are a chronic dieter, have an eating disorder, or are just the average person ... you would swear that we are all facing sheer doom and destruction at this time of the year. Many are trembling with fear and trepidation. Come on! You should have visions of sugar plums dancing and prancing.
At the beginning of each month, look for the “EDCT Happenings” blog post to update you on the latest events, news and special announcements of the EDCT. We hope that you find the information helpful, and as always, please let us know if you have any questions.