Eating Disorders and Obesity Prevention Advocacy Activities

APA Activities

  • Written Testimony Submitted for Senate Subcommittee Hearing: "Childhood Obesity: The Declining Health of America's Next Generation" (PDF, 21 KB)

  • APA Suggested Language to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education for Fiscal Year (PDF, 8 KB)

  • APA Comments on CDC’s Action Plan for Healthy Children (PDF, 354 KB)

  • APA Comments on CDC’s 2007 Adults Annual Report (PDF, 317 KB)

  • APA Letter Regarding HHS Small Steps Obesity Prevention Campaign Advertisements (PDF, 61 KB)

APA Resources

  • Eating Disorders Fact Sheet (PDF, 126 KB)

  • Shared Risk Factors for Youth Obesity and Disordered Eating Fact Sheet (PDF, 136 KB)

  • Recommendations to Prevent Youth Obesity and Disordered Eating (PDF, 125 KB)

Web Resources

Academy for Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is a global, multidisciplinary professional organization that provides cutting-edge professional training and education, inspires new developments in eating disorders research, prevention, and clinical treatments, and is the international source for state-of-the-art information in the field of eating disorders.

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. The Rudd Center serves as a leader in building broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health.