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 2015 Media 

August 27, 2015 - Dr. Genie Burnett feautured in Atlanta & Co. She discussed the devastating effects of "fat shaming" and presented alarming data on bullying and teens, drawing a correlation to body image. Dr. Burnett introduced Manna Fund’s first publication "You're not Alone…” a preventive tool created in hopes to support, and inspire individuals who struggle with body image.    

 2015 Event Photos 

Atlanta - September 28, 2015


Yet another great time at the Manna Fund Golf Classic Tournament!

Posted by Manna Fund on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kansas City - August 2, 2015

What a great inaugural tournament, and what a great homecoming!

Posted by Manna Fund on Monday, August 3, 2015

Chattanooga, TN - April 17, 2015

Church on Main

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Manna Fund's 3rd Annual "Winter Blues Party" Fundraiser

January 24, 2015 - a HUGE success! This year's theme was to bring Dr. Burnett's hometown "Flavor" to Atlanta!  The event had its own BBQ contest, a live blues band, and yes, Elvis was in the building! 

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 2014 Media 

Manna Fund's Executive Director, Dr. Genie Burnett, had an article featured in the October 2014 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine!

Click the link above to listen to Dr. Burnett's interview from Y.U.L. 1420AM! We're so thankful for a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about Manna Fund and Be The Model!

Dr. Burnett interviewed on Atlanta & Co.

Dr. Genie Burnett was interviewed January 24, 2014, on Atlanta & Co.  She discussed her history of her eating disorder, the impetus to start the Manna Fund, and about the Be the Model campaign, which will end as a family-based fashion show at Bloomingdale's on April 27, 2014. 

 2011 Media 

Organizations: The Manna Fund

Candice Dyer published August 2011

When she was a teenager, Grace Hicks resigned herself to a foreshortened lifetime of “staying sick.” She had received treatment for a six-year bout with anorexia but still struggled with the eating disorder, and her medical bills had depleted her family’s savings.

Then the Manna Fund – true to its miraculous name – appeared and underwrote two months of inpatient treatment for the Law-renceville woman.

A Place at the Table: “I’m so happy!” says Hicks, now 21, with the sound of surf in the background. She is calling from the beach, where she and her new husband are enjoying their honeymoon. “I go for several days now completely forgetting that I even had an eating disorder. I never thought I would ever feel this way.”

Insurance providers routinely deny coverage for these conditions. So Dr. Genie Burnett, a psychologist specializing in eating disorders and a survivor herself, established The Manna Fund, a Suwanee-based nonprofit, in 2007 to “fill the funding gap” for uninsured or underinsured individuals in need of the most immediate and critical level of care, usually involving a residential or inpatient program of two or three months.

Feeding Body and Spirit: “Eating disorders are addictions that are among the most life-threatening and toughest to treat because we all must deal with food multiple times a day,” Burnett says, citing anorexia, bulimia, obesity and binge eating as examples. “In addition to medical care, treatment requires teasing apart a complicated belief system about the body, food and interpersonal relationships, and often there is a history of physical or sexual abuse with the patient.”

Without help, up to 20 percent of patients will die from a serious disorder, but the numbers drop to two or three percent with proper intervention. So far, the Manna Fund, partnering with 10 treatment facilities, has supported the recovery of 10 patients. The organization also works with the Girl Scouts in prevention programs, and it is developing an app as a diagnostic tool and referral resource. The Manna Fund is supported by donations, grants and benefits (Former UGA Head Coach Vince Dooley was honorary chairman of their recent golf tournament, The Manna Tee.)

Feeling Full: “So much of an eating disorder is psychological, and I felt tremendous guilt for costing my parents so much money,” says Hicks, who is working toward a psychology degree. “The Manna Fund removed that burden from us so I could focus on getting better without that additional financial worry. Now I want to help other people the way I’ve been helped.”

 Gems of the Heart & Girl Scouts 

MSF has joined the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta in a collaborative relationship! Volunteers and MSF staff are teaming up with the Girl Scouts to help prevent eating disorders from occurring.  We have created a unique combination of fun in education, jewelry making, and learning about healthy attitudes and eating.  Contact us at if you would like for us to come to your troop's meeting and bring our materials for a fun and educational experience. 

 MSF Joins Coinfidence Coalition! 

Manna Scholarship Fund has been a member of the Kappa Delta Confidence Coalition since it began!  MSF is in support and partnership with the support of girls and women who want to promote confidence across the life span.  Please join us in promoting a positive, healthy esteem for all! 

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