The Mission of National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Promoting a higher level of understanding of anorexia nervosa and how it affects a person's life and those who love them. Through treatment and prevention, they promote awareness of this devastating disorder.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit (501 c 3) corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors.
ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals. ANAD research projects have helped significantly to increase the understanding of eating disorders in the United States, especially in demonstrating that anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are at epidemic levels and strike every segment of American society. The association has encouraged and participated in numerous national projects designed to better understand eating disorders.