NEDA Walks Online Community Guidelines

Our #NEDAWalk Community page is intended to be inspiring, health affirming, supportive and fun. Content that glorifies eating disorders is obviously not welcome under the #NEDAWalk hashtag. However, we understand that it can sometimes be tricky to decide whether it is appropriate to share something with the group when it comes to triggering content. In an effort to maintain a safe space - even for the most vulnerable in our community - we are dedicated to the following guidelines:

  • No Triggering Images or Content: This includes images that are graphic in their depiction of an eating disorder, “Before & After” images, as well as images that glorify thinness. (Yes, we acknowledge there is some gray area here, but we encourage you to always err on the side of caution when deciding what content is appropriate and safe to share under #NEDAWalk.)
  • No Numbers: Posts should not include low weights, BMI's, measurements, calories - really any numbers at all that relate to measuring food or weight.
  • Try to Keep it Positive: We know that eating disorders are terrible, devastating illnesses, but we also know that recovery is possible, and we want this community to be a place of hope. So, please, let us know if you are having a hard time - I'm sure the community will help pick you up or direct you to the resources you need - but don't tell someone that their eating disorder can't be beaten or that they will have to live with it forever.
  • Reach Out: If you or someone you care about needs help, let us know. In fact, let us know about anything you have on your mind that pertains to eating disorders or the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). We promise to get back to you within a week with an appropriate resource or answer to your question. Or call our helpline at 1-800-931-2237.
  • Promotional Messages: Please remember that the NEDA Walks Community page is meant to be a safe space where users can find support and resources. If you are promoting your own (or a friend’s) blog, website, book or any other project, please only do so once and refrain responding in the comments section of posts with promotional links. As with everything else, please only share if the content is appropriate according to our guidelines.
  • Want to report triggering content? Please email