Real Experience, Real Advice: A Dad Shares His Tips for Parents

Mike Polan’s daughter began her battle with anorexia when she was just ten years old. Today, at twenty, she is healthy and on the road to full recovery. Mike shared his advice, with one important message at the heart of everything he wants to say to parents: Have hope.

ED 101: Free Educational Film for Schools

‪The NORMAL nonprofit has issued a free program to educate about eating disorders which includes a 30-minute film, 90-page curriculum and support materials. The film outlines the four different types of eating disorders through expert testimony, personal family journeys, and hopeful stories of recovery.‬

Download the NEDA Parent Toolkit

The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder.


Does your campus have eating disorder resources?

About Us

Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.