What YOU Can Do…


BE REAL. Legislative Advocacy

BE REAL works with STRIPED, the eating disorder prevention incubator at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, on legislation that envisions a society where children can grow up at home in their own bodies.

STRIPED’s mission is to use the power of public health to prevent eating disorders. BE REAL and STRIPED are working together to turn research into policy action to reach the millions of youth at risk for eating disorders and other related problems with food, weight, and appearance. BE REAL advocates in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

BE REAL. supports 

STRIPED legislative policy initiatives:

The Out of Kids' Hands Bill

This bill protects children from harmful weight loss and muscle building supplements.

The Realistic Advertising Bill

This bill promotes child mental health by ensuring advertising images are not digitally distorted.

The Size Discrimination Bill

This bill makes discrimination on the basis of weight and height unlawful.

What YOU can do…

Write an email to your local representatives showing them that you support this legislation. Let them know that you would like to see similar legislation in your state.

Sign a petition to help keep harmful weight-loss and muscle-building supplements our of kids’ hands at Organize For.

Spread the word. Share on social media. BE BOLD.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

 Ruth Bader Ginsburg