Event Archives

EDRC Workshop for Parents of Children With Eating Disorders

On Saturday, February 11th, Terryann Sanders will lead a workshop For the Parents of Children with Eating Disorders from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at 650 North Winchester Blvd., Suite 2, San Jose, CA 95128. This session will explore contributing factors in the development of eating disorders, how it can affect your relationship, how to get help, and more. To RSVP contact Terryann Sanders at (408) 410-9370 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

 Check out the photos from the national premiere of America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments on facebook here.


NORMAL in Schools and Screening of "Speaking Out About Ed"

Check out photos from EDRC's partnership with Normal in Schools and screening of "Speaking out About Ed".

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EDRC Hosts Exclusive Screening of America the Beautiful: Health for Sale

In March 2011, Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) hosted the Silicon Valley Premiere of the new Darryl Roberts film, America the Beautiful: Health for Sale, the powerful sequel to the award winning documentary America the Beautiful, probing the American obsession with unrealistic health ideals and the subsequent increase in body hatred, disordered eating, and medical interventions. After the screening, Roberts and a panel of health experts engaged with the audience through Q&A.  Click here to view event flyer.

EDRC Teams Up with Jenni Schaefer to Educate about Eating Disorders

November 2010 - Recovered. That was the focus of Jenni Schaefer’s presentation to the audience of approximately 200 San Jose State University students and professionals on Thursday, November 4th, 2010. She wore a t-shirt with the same message.

EDRC Presents Author Jenni Schaefer on Recovery from Eating Disorders

October 2010 - EDRC and San Jose State University are partnering with the Center for Change to sponsor a free community event featuring author and speaker Jenni Schaefer. Her presentation will be Thursday, Nov. 4, from 4:30 – 5:30 in rooms 225/229 at Dr. Martin Luther King Library in downtown San Jose. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the presentation. Schaefer’s newest book is Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: recover from your eating disorder and fall in love with life. Click here for the complete event flyer.

Every Body's Beautiful: Survivors of Eating Disorders Model Confidence, Poise

July 2010 - She wears an INC chartreuse dress with a ruffled neckline and a Jones New York turquoise wrap casually draped around her arms. Her neck is adorned with teal glass-beaded necklaces that softly jingle as she walks through the white gossamer curtains...

Every Body's Beautiful Fashion Event 2010

On June 26, 2010 the Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) had its first ever Every Body’s Beautiful Awareness Day and Fashion Event. The purpose of the event was to raise media awareness on how beauty and body image are fallaciously advertised to the public.  We are surrounded by images of what beauty is suppose to look like instead of what true beauty really is. The images advertised in today’s media outlets are far from reality and in some cases can have a negative impact on many people’s lives, whether it be descending into an easting disorder, self disapproval or becoming obsessed with one’s outer appearance. 

In order to convey our message, the EDRC also held an Every Body’s Beautiful Essay Contest. We had over 180 students from 25 middle and high schools throughout Silicon Valley who participated in the essay contest.  In an effort to raise media literacy, each was asked how the mass media affects their body image and how they deal with these pressures.  The top seven winners were recently awarded cash prizes at their schools, while being recognized by their peers and teachers. Some of these students and other volunteers walked during our fashion presentation, which was held in front of Macy’s at Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara.


EDRC Announces 2010 Essay Contest Winners

May 2010 - Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) has named the winning writers for their Every Body’s Beautiful Essay Contest, which they hosted this spring in recognition of National Eating Disorders Week 2010. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente San Jose, the contest gave local students the opportunity to discuss what is beautiful about them.

EDRC Announces 2nd Annual Essay Contest Winners

March 2011 - Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) has named the winning writers for their 2nd Annual Every Body’s Beautiful Essay Contest, which they hosted this fall/winter in recognition of National Eating Disorders Week 2011. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente San Jose, the contest gave local students the opportunity to discuss what is beautiful about them.

EDRC Volunteers Recognized at Junior League Luncheon

May 2010 - On May 7, EDRC volunteers and support group leaders Nancy Boyle and Debra Schlesinger were honored at the Junior League of Santa Clara County's 41st Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

nancy boyle - junior league may2010.jpgNancy Boyle tirelessly follows up with parents who call us needing support and guidance, coordinates guest speakers for our support groups, and does one-to-one follow up with parents and clients. Why she volunteers: “After dealing with my two daughters' disorders on my own, I did not want anyone else dealing with this to have to do it alone… My goal for the group is that they leave with new coping skills and feel more confident in themselves in dealing with difficult issues at home.


debra schlesinger- junior league may2010.jpgDebra Schlesinger co-leads the support group for family members and loved ones. She has been key to our outreach, including leading our team for the 2009 NEDA walk. She speaks at local high schools and provides online mentoring support for patients and their family members. Why she volunteers: “It provides me with the opportunity to help other parents and loved ones with the support they need and to provide a safe place to talk about the struggles they are experiencing.”

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From left: Nancy Boyle, EDRC Volunteer; Janice Bremis, EDRC Executive Director; Debra Schlesinger, EDRC Volunteer




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