Eating disorders affect women of all sizes and not just those in the fashion industry. In fact one of the biggest misconceptions is that plus size women don’t suffer from eating disorders. With well known plus models/advocates Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis becoming spokeswomen for the National Eating Disorder Association and Binge Eating Disorder Association , the plus community is starting to view eating disorders differently.
President of CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), Diane Von Furstenberg recently released CFDA’s Health Initiative guidelines. This initiative stems from industry professionals wanting to ensure that models are healthy. Although the guidelines listed apply to those in the fashion industry, I find them to be universal and applicable to various areas of our lives.