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MiEDA was founded to increase awareness of eating disorders, provide education for their prevention, and to decrease stigma for sufferers.  

  

 

     JORDAN CARSON - Honorary Spokesperson

Jordan Carson is a co-host on the entertainment/lifestyle show eightWEST, on the NBC Affiliate, WOOD TV 8. She is also the "Live Local Give Local" Director for WOTV4Women. Each week Jordan connects viewers to unique charitable events and human interest stories of extraordinary people in the West Michigan community. "Every day, people in our community are making an impact and helping others. I want to give recognition to these outstanding individuals and organizations, while telling others how they can Live Local-Give Local," Jordan said.

Jordan is passionate on the topic of eating disorder awareness, and produced an Emmy nominated documentary, "Dying to be Thin", on the misconceptions and myths centered around eating disorders, in memory of her late sister. 

Jordan graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.  She currently volunteers with several charities and enjoys working with non-profit organizations which give back to the community. 



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The Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids, lit in the signature colors of Eating Disorders Prevention,

for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

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This year we have participated in a number of community events, including a NEDA awareness walk;  the "Seeing You" community wide event re: body image, sponsored by WCSG Radio; educational presentations at several schools, and our annual charity tennis tournament.  Our passion however is education and prevention.  We have trained counselors from middle schools, high schools, and colleges in The Body Project curriculum, enabling them to lead groups for girls in their schools. We have now established a speaker’s bureau with trained people available to communicate inspirationally and educationally about the importance of body positivity.  We have written and purchased curricula specifically applicable for a variety of groups: from school age children, to youth, to adults both male and female; from parents,  to medical professionals, teachers and coaches.  It is also our desire to connect those seeking treatment with the best resources available in our area.

Through these avenues we strive to bring a message of positive self esteem and healthy body image to people all over Michigan.