#NEDAwareness: Over 67 iconic landmarks in 34 states were lit in NEDA’s signature colors of green and blue during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2017. We were proud to announce the lighting of The Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids - the FIRST in Michigan - in 2017. We joined with such landmarks as New York’s Empire State Building and the Los Angeles International Airport to shine the light on this important issue. This year NEDAW is Feb. 25 - Mar. 3, 2018 and we will light up the bridge again. Watch for more information re: a special event in conjunction with the bridge lighting.
MiEDA is proud to have sponsored the PREMIERE showing of the documentary film, The Student Body, in Michigan. The Student Body, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Webber, follows the inspiring story of a shy high school student turned brave journalist who seeks justice for her peers. In many states throughout the country, lawmakers have passed controversial mandates forcing schools to perform body mass index (BMI) tests on students. What soon followed sparked a heated national debate. Coined the “Fat Letters” by students, notification letters were sent to kids whose body mass did not fall within a narrowly acceptable range; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they were fat. When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the letters, student journalist Bailey Webber (daughter of the producer) is inspired to take up her fight. Convinced that her fellow students are being unfairly profiled and bullied by the government, Bailey’s investigation soon turns into a battle of wills between herself and the bureaucrats who passed the law. The Student Body is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government hypocrisy. THIS IMPORTANT FILM WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT OBESITY!
We are working with the producer and director to obtain the rights to continue to show this film, because we believe it will be an excellent prevention tool. Stay tuned! See the film trailer HERE: