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Mission Statement

Our Mission:

The Emily Program Foundation is on a mission to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders.

Our Vision:

The Emily Program Foundation envisions a world without stigma and misconceptions about eating disorders and disordered eating. We will be the catalyst in shaping new, informed conversations through advocacy, social outreach, and collaboration with community partners.

Our Core Values:

  • Disordered eating and eating disorder behaviors are detrimental to individuals, families, and communities
  • A person’s physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being are all contributing factors influencing health
  • Through community organizing and systemic societal changes we can prevent eating disorders
  • Everyone deserves access to treatment and can recover


The Emily Program Foundation (TEPF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit founded by staff at The Emily Program in 2007 to meet community needs apart from eating disorder treatment. It was clear that providing eating disorder-related support, conducting research, and expanding community awareness of eating disorders was crucial to combat the growing prevalence of eating disorders in Minnesota and all over the country. In the spring of 2008, after 8 years of dedication and tireless work fighting eating disorders, The Anna Westin Foundation merged with The Emily Program Foundation. The Anna Westin Foundation was founded after Anna Westin died from anorexia. Her death at the age of 21 motivated the Westin family to channel their grief and rage into making a difference for others suffering from eating disorders. Merging the Anna Westin Foundation with The Emily Program Foundation allowed for outreach and support efforts to broaden and expand.


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