Food Insecurity

Not Just a Social Justice Issue

Participate in a panel and discussion about the intersection of food insecurity and eating disorders with Traci Malone Nutrition, Bountiful Cities, BeLoved Asheville, and Bounty & Soul. The panel is hosted by the Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders as part of #NEDAwarenessWeek 2020.

Food insecurity is defined as a “lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” Estimates include 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure or 40 million people, including 12+ million children. It is estimated that eating disorders impact 80 million people in the United States.

Research has uncovered a link between frequent food deprivation and eating disorder behaviors. Because of the misinformation about the cause of eating disorders and who is at risk, many people who struggle with both food insecurity and eating disorders may be overlooked.

Please join this community discussion with area professionals! We will talk about food insecurity, how food insecurity and eating disorders intersect, what is being done to combat food insecurity in our community, and thoughts about how to provide just and equitable care to those with eating disorders and food insecurity.

The Food Insecurity panel takes place Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4:30-6 p.m. at BeLoved Asheville, 10 N. Market St., Asheville. This event is open to the community; there is no cost to attend. RSVP required by Feb. 18th to 651-757-0400 or assistant@crcfored.com. Visit crcfored.com/events for more details

 

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