According to the National Eating Disorders Association, ten million females and one million males in the United States are struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complex conditions that can have a serious long term impact on a person’s health, productivity, and relationships.
The mission of the Southwest Michigan Eating Disorder Association (SMEDA) is to use education to prevent eating disorders among people in Southwest Michigan and to improve the identification of, and treatment outcomes for, those with eating disorders.
SMEDA’s goals are:
To educate the public in our community about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders
To educate professionals in our community about eating disorders and their diagnosis and treatment
To advocate for better detection and care for patients suffering from eating disorders
To further the knowledge and expertise of SMEDA’s members and others who work with persons who have eating disorders so they can better serve the community.
Your donation supports prevention education and better treatment options for people suffering from eating disorders in this area. You can help make a difference in someone's life today.
Questions? Click here to contact us at
P.O. Box 20095
Kalamazoo, MI 49019-1095
Both professionals and community members may join this membership organization. Individuals are also welcome to volunteer on our various committees or participate in special prevention education projects and outreach education. Local organizations partner to provide support as well.
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