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UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns

UVA logo with EDEC text on the right side The UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns (EDEC) is a committee of students and multidisciplinary faculty and staff dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and exercise abuse throughout the University community.  A list of members and their contact info can be found here.

We endeavor to achieve our mission through the following goals and objectives:

  • Supporting and coordinating the efforts of University community groups to promote healthful body image and eating and exercise habits
  • Designing and implementing educational events and materials
  • Providing information and facilitating access to treatment and referral resources
  • Promoting research that advances understanding of the impact of disordered eating and exercise abuse at UVA

If you'd like to learn more about EDEC or if you'd like talk with someone regarding an eating or exercise concern that you or someone you know may have, please contact us at: or (434) 924-1509 (the Office of Health Promotion).