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ADVOCACY

Get involved in the battle against eating disorders

How can we all be advocates for eating disorder recovery?

We encourage you and your family members to also be advocates of eating disorder recovery. The Empowered Eating Team participants in numerous awareness events and activism including these listed below.

Community Outreach

Bobbi and Alex

Alex Raymond and Bobbi Boteler can often be seen speaking at local schools and Universities speaking on: Health at Every Size and Weight Stigma

Empowering Loved Ones

loved ones

  • Monthly Support Groups for loved ones
  • Workshops for Skill building and support for caregivers involved in eating disorder recovery

Training Health Professionals

training

  • Bobbi and Alex train mental health professionals on working with clients with eating disorders
  • Rebecca trains dietitians to work with clients with eating disorders

Awareness Walks and Fundraising

  • Join us at local National Eating Disorder (NEDA) walks
  • Participate in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walks

Conferences and Events

IFEDD

  • Meet us at regional eating disorder conferences open to the public
  • Lobby with us on national advocacy day

Free Support Groups

support groups

We also offer regularly scheduled client support groups in our Columbia and Greenbelt, Maryland offices.

Empowered Eating in Action

Empowered Eating Involvement

  • Bobbi Boteler is on the board of directors for Rock Recovery
  • Alex Raymond is active with the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
  • Rebecca Bitzer is on the board of Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
Each of these volunteer positions help increase awareness and best treatment practices of eating disorders. We also offer weekly client and monthly family support group meetings in our Columbia Office location and meal support groups twice monthly in our Greenbelt office.

Connect with us to promote advocacy

 

We're Moving!

Beginning on July 1st, 2019 we'll be in our new office space*

5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 303
Columbia, MD 21045

*We're still seeing Empowered Eating clients in our Greenbelt Office as well

 

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