Massachusetts Discrimination Bill

Attention Residents of MASSACHUSETTS: The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), in collaboration with the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) and the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), request your assistance to pass H.952, an act making discrimination on the basis of height and weight unlawful. Representative Byron Rushing (D-Boston) has introduced […]

#Don’tMiss an Eating Disorder Based on Body Size

Chevese Turner CEO Over 15 years ago I met a reporter writing an article on eating disorders for Time Magazine. We were both attending an event on Capitol Hill and she was looking for people to interview. We struck up a conversation and she asked me if I was there to support someone with an […]

New Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Joslyn P. Smith

BEDA is pleased to welcome Joslyn P. Smith as Director of Policy & Government Affairs.  In this role, Joslyn will be responsible for developing and managing BEDA’s federal agenda, coordinating and strategizing with other national eating disorders, mental health, and healthcare provider organizations, monitoring regulations and legislation, and serving as the primary liaison with Congress and the federal executive branch. She will […]