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Co-founder Kristina Saffran and Clinical Advisory Board Member Neville Golden talk about Recovery at Stanford Medical School

‘Understanding Eating Disorders’ Presentations at Ocean County College

The SandPaper

At 6 p.m. on Nov 11, Beth Roussos, from OCC’s Counseling Services, and representatives from Project Heal– a nonprofit that funds inpatient, … Continue reading →

3rd Annual EveryBODY is a ….

August 3rd, 2014


Week educates students on positive body image

Posted February 22, 2013

By Kelly Konya, The Observer

Sophomore Kelly Gutrich, co-chair of Love Your Body Week, said 2011 alumna Christina Grasso inspired the planning committee to incorporate eating disorder awareness into the Week’s events. Grasso co-founded the New York chapter of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live, which promotes self-acceptance and positive body image. Continue reading →

Much Music

Aired February 12, 2013

Project HEAL is featured on an episode of MuchMusic’s Much Talks. Continue reading →

In Focus: Liana Rosenman

Posted February 1, 2013

By Hofstra University

When I was 12, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and it was a really dark time for me. It’s such a nightmare to struggle with and it controls how you think, in school and at home. Continue reading →

Project HEAL Wants to Remove This Alexander Wang Billboard

By Claire Biggs, MTV

Posted March 13, 2013

Model Malgosia Bela is the star of Wang’s Spring 2013 campaign, so she appears in several different ads. This one, however, features a mostly nude (but covered in white body paint) Bela sitting hunched over in a chair. The boots she’s wearing are, in my opinion, gorgeous, but it’s hard to look at them when all of my attention is focused on the very thin model wearing them. The fashion industry is no stranger to poor body image and very thin models, but the girls are Project HEAL don’t think we should be subjected to it in this case. Continue reading →

Commack’s Greatest Person: Liana Rosenman

Posted January 17, 2012

By Amanda Lindner

The 21-year-old founded Project HEAL when she was in high school. Now, it’s international. Continue reading →

Project HEAL: Two Remarkable Women Join the Fight Against Eating Disorders

Posted January 1, 2012

By Adam Lamparello, Ten-Mile Morning

How to Help a Friend who Has an Eating Disorder

By Seventeen magazine

Posted February 28, 2012

February 26th- March 3rd is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This week’s guest bloggers are from Proud2Bme, the National Eating Disorders Association’s new website for teens. Today’s guest bloggers are Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, founders of Project HEAL, an organization dedicated to raising funds for people who need eating disorders treatment. Continue reading →

Teen Girl in The Mirror. A Picture Shows Her Truth

By Denise Restauri, Forbes

Posted February 27, 2012

There is hope and it’s called Project HEAL, founded by two teenage girls who helped each other recover from anorexia nervosa, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Continue reading →

Teen Vogue: Giving Back: Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman of Project HEAL

By Sierra Tishgart,

Posted February 17, 2012

After undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa together in middle school, Kristina and Liana wanted to help others fully recover from eating disorders. Residential treatment can cost $30,000 per month–an amount that most insurance companies do not cover. Kristina and Liana founder Project HEAL to create scholarship funds for young people who are seeking treatment but unable to afford it. Now college students, Kristina and Liana have expanded Project HEAL’s mission to promote positive body image and self-worth. Continue reading →

Teen Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr

By HuffPost

Posted February 3, 2012

Hopeline for Teens is one of many by-teens and for-teens sites and organizations that have recently arisen. After struggling with eating disorders for years, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran from New York are now helping to heal others. The two girls were recently honored at Glamour’s “Women of the Year” awards for their work with Project HEAL, the organization they founded to provide funding for eating disorder treatment. Continue reading →

Founder of Project HEAL Hopes to Start Campus Chapter

Posted March 7, 2012

By Shannan Ferry, The Hofstra Chronicle

Liana Rosenman battled with anorexia nervosa for five years. After many struggles, she sought treatment where she befriended two other teenage girls, Kristina Saffran and Becky Allen, with the same eating disorder. The three helped each other on the road to recovery, and together they founded Project HEAL, a non-profit organization that creates awareness of eating disorders. Continue reading →

The Road to Recovery

By Melanie West, The Wall Street Journal

Posted April 12, 2012

Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran speak from experience. They know that treatment for an eating disorder is critical to recovery. So Ms. Rosenman, 20 years old, and Ms. Saffran, 19 years old, set out with a friend, Becky Allen, to found in 2008 Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept and Live), a Commack, N.Y.-based organization that provides support to people suffering from eating disorders. Continue reading →

The Insider

Aired July 27, 2012

Liana and Kristina discuss their work with Project HEAL on a segment about eating disorders. Continue reading →

Project HEAL Founders Help Anorexia Patients

By Kristen Mascia, People

Posted July 2, 2012

Project HEAL founders Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman are featured in People magazine as “Heroes Among Us.” Continue reading →,,20607391,00 .html

Great People: Kristina Saffran of Queens leads fight against anorexia

By New York Daily News

Posted August 31, 2012

Kristina Saffran helped form Project HEAL, which awards scholarships to anorexia nervosa sufferers who can’t afford costly treatments to battle the disease. Continue reading →

Getting a Chance Free from their Eating Disorder

Posted August 1, 2012

By Christina Zapata, Lifestyle + Charity magazine

Meet the Founders of Project HEAL. Continue reading →

Surviving My Eating Disorder

Posted September 24, 2012

By Jessica Jurinich,

My 13th birthday was spent with some of my closest friends at Glamour Shots. I remember the outfit I wore and how unaware of my body I was. I also remember the cake that we enjoyed-Oreo with cookie crunch. I didn’t think twice about digging in. I could never imagine that just one year later I would be standing in the bathroom pinching my flesh, apologizing for what I had eaten. Continue reading →

Godiva Channel

Aired October 23, 2012

Kristina discusses her work with Project HEAL as a Local Lady Godiva Honoree. Continue reading →

Why Girls Learn to Hate Their Bodies

Posted October 9, 2012

By Lisa Barr

Body image. No matter how young, old, what race you are, gender, hair color, height, weight — it affects us all. Some more than others. My name is Christina Zapata, I am 20 years old, a student studying psychology and journalism, the Co-Founder of Project HEAL New Jersey Chapter , and I recovered from Anorexia Nervosa. I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa when I was 14 years old, but the behaviors and self-destructive thoughts began much earlier. Continue reading →

As obesity campaigns rise, so do body image concerns

Posted October 8, 2012

By Cady Zuvich

Project HEAL, which has chapters throughout the nation, was originally founded by three girls who met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. Liana Rosenman, and Kristen Saffran formed the group in 2008, and aim to raise money for those suffering with eating disorders. Continue reading →

Glee’s Take on Eating Disorders Out of Line

Posted November 16, 2012

By Shari

One topic Glee has failed horribly at covering is eating disorders. Eating disorders are often life threatening and last night’s episode of Glee made it nothing short of a joke. Continue reading →

How 2 Teens Combating Anorexia Helped Others Gain Access to Treatment

By Danica Davidson, MTV

Posted December 28, 2012

In 2006, at the age of 15, Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman were undergoing treatment together for anorexia. The girls have since overcome their eating disorders and founded Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live. Continue reading →

Project HEAL: (Help to Eat, Accept & Live)

Posted January 13, 2011

By Whitney Port

Whitney Port highlights Project HEAL as an organization by which she is inspired. Continue reading →

Verizon Fios TV

Aired June 28, 2011

Project HEAL was featured on the segment “Heroes on Our Island.”

Douglaston Teen’s Nonprofit Helps Youths with Eating Disorders

Posted June 1, 2011

By Nathan Duke, The Patch

At age 19, Douglaston’s Kristina Saffran is not only celebrating her acceptance to one of the nation’s most prestigious schools, but also the third anniversary of a nonprofit she co-founded that has raised more than $100,000 for young people in need. Continue reading →


Aired July 20, 2011

Project HEAL was featured on “NYer of the Week.” Continue reading →–two-friends-help-others-with-eating-disorders?r=3139981266

11 Important Ways Colleges are Fighting Eating Disorders

Posted August 30, 2011

By Accredited Online Colleges Blog

Douglaston Community Day

Posted August 14, 2011

By The Patch

Verizon Fios TV

Aired September 28, 2011

Project HEAL was featured on the segment “Heroes on Our Island.”

Imperfectly Perfect: A Blueprint of Beauty

Posted November 18, 2011

By Liana Rosenman

I have learned that beauty comes from within. Imperfection is individuality. Everyone is who they are for a reason, and no one is ‘more’ special than anyone else. We all contribute to the world in different ways. In our society, we compare ourselves to others constantly. How could you compare a police officer to a teacher? The answer is simple; you can’t. Continue reading →

Project HEAL Promotes Recovery through an Art Show

Posted November 18, 2011

By Alli Mechanic

New Jersey’s chapter of Project Help to Eat, Accept and Live (HEAL) is coming to Turkey Swamp Park to shine a light on the negative stigma surrounding eating disorders. Continue reading →

Project HEAL Promotes Recovery Through Art

By Alli Mechanic

Posted November 17, 2011

High school and college artists donate art pieces themed around recovery, self-love and freedom for a silent auction to benefit New Jersey’s chapter of Project Help to Eat, Accept and Live (HEAL). Continue reading →

Meet Our 21 Amazing Young Women of 2011

Posted November 3, 2011


To celebrate the twenty–first anniversary of Women of the Year, Glamour’s November 7 ceremony will recognize 21 young women who are already making a huge difference in the world. Continue reading →

Body Peace Project by Seventeen Magazine

November 1st, 2011

Liana and Kristina were named “Real Life Body Peace Heroes” and featured in Seventeen Magazine!

Teen Activists Honored for Fighting Eating Disorders

By Huffington Post

Posted December 30, 2011

After struggling with eating disorders for years, two teenage girls have not only healed themselves, but are now helping heal others. Liana Rosenman from Commack, NY and Kristina Saffran from QUeens were recently honored at Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year” awards for their work with the organization “Project HEAL.” Continue reading →


Aired December 26, 2011

Teen Activists Fight Anorexia. Continue reading →

Local Teen Honored by Glamour Magazine

By Erin Geismar, Newsday

December 25, 2011

Project HEAL Founders Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman are among 21 young women honored by Glamour magazine as a “Young Amazing” at its 2011 Women of the Year awards, a star-studded, red carpet event held at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. Continue reading →

How to Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday!

Posted December 9, 2011

By Proud2BeMe

Kristina and Liana make a VLOG contribution to the National Eating Disorder Assocation (NEDA)’s teen website, Proud2BeMe.

Jessica Jurinich for Project HEAL — a non-profit organization for eating disorders recovery

Posted December 6, 2011

By Danielle Travali

The U.S. is peppered with a number of eating disorder recovery programs, but one in particular really made a huge difference to me. Introducing Project HEAL: Help to, Eat, Accept and Live. Continue reading →

CBS News Philadelphia

Aired March 30, 2010

Project HEAL was featured on the segment: Health: Anorexia Follow Up: Jessica Gets Help.

Teens help people with eating disorders: recovery is possible

By Kenneth Cerini

Posted April 30, 2010

Of all mental conditions, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate-about 20% of its victims die. Up to 80 million people worldwide struggle with an eating disorder, yet insurance companies often refuse to cover the cost of treatment because they do not classify eating disorders as a medical illness. Continue reading →

Dr. Phil

Aired April 13, 2010

Project HEAL was mentioned by Dr. Phil McGraw on an episode about eating disorders.

MSG Varsity Network

Aired May 28, 2010

Two local students are founders of the Long Island-based charity “Project HEAL”, which raises money in the fight against Anorexia Nervosa. Continue reading →

2 BFFs Help Others HEAL From Anorexia by Long Island Parents Magazine Article

By Liza Burby

Posted May 7th, 2010

Just Give, A Hunger For Healing by Justine Magazine

Posted on October 1st, 2010

No Glee in Eating Disorders

By Liana Rosenman

Posted October 14, 2010

Project HEAL co-founder Liana Rosenman expresses disappointment in the Editor’s insensitive remarks about actress Lea Michele’s slight build. Continue reading →

Melaina Shipwash, Miss Colorado 2010 on a Mission to HEAL

Posted November 9, 2010

By The Pageant Planet

My Long Island TV

Aired December 10, 2010

Local Teen Philanthropists get to meet Disney child star Allisyn Ashley Arm at the Kids in Action Youth Conference at Farmingdale State College. Continue reading →

Business group makes pitch to middle-schoolers

By James Bernstein

Posted December 2, 2010

Project HEAL is honored by Our Kids In Action, a nonprofit founded by the Melville based business group Action Long Island. Continue reading →

Good Morning America

By Chris Cuomo

Aired September 17, 2009

Project HEAL mentioned by Chris Cuomo in a segment regarding insurer’s poor coverage for eating disorders. Continue reading →

Long Island Women Making a Difference: Gaining More Than Weight – Life After Anorexia

By Beverly Fortune

Posted on October 15, 2009

I was struck by the beauty of their skin. Rosy, smooth, full of life…healthy. My preconceived notion of what a former anorexic would look like went right out of my head when I met Liana Rosenman, and Kristina Saffran. The girls are from different Long Island towns and counties but even with the distance that separates them, they are the very best of friends who met while they were being treated for anorexia at North Shore LIJ Hospital. Continue reading →