The Entertainment Industries Council is dedicated to helping the creative community achieve accurate portrayals of health issues. While the media is often highlighted in a negative light within the realm of eating disorders, the media additionally plays a concurrent role to share accurate depictions of eating disorders. Eating disorders affect 8 million Americans, of which 7 million are female and 1 million are male. It is important to address this issue with accuracy and sensitivity. Thus, EIC has created depiction suggestions and compiled important facts to serve the entertainment community with information regarding eating disorders. We hope you find these documents informative and helpful.
This project was made possible through a generous Community Service Fund Grant from Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, dedicated to promoting issues of public health and social interest in local communities.