The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation.

Eating Disorders: Beyond the Myths

The NEDIC team discusses myths, facts and false stereotypes surrounding eating disorders.

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NEDIC NEWS

Mark your calendars: EDAW 2016 is February 1st through 7th, and NEDIC is very excited to bring you a variety of awareness activities. 

Join us for: 

  • 2nd annual Twitter Chat
  • Community Panel (co-hosted with Sheena’s Place and National Initiative for Eating Disorders)
  • 3rd annual Spoken Word event at the Round (152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto)

Stay tuned for more details about these events!

This EDAW, join us as we work to raise awareness. If you are hosting an EDAW event, let us know so we can help you to promote it.

Talking saves lives…so please help keep the conversation going. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

NEDIC BLOG

EDAW Reflections: Thinking Beyond the Stereotypes

So often we discuss body image, weight preoccupation, and eating disorders as issues that affect girls and women. However, when you take a closer look, through research, clinical cases, or through discussion with boys and men, it’s very clear that these issues are not exclusive to one particular gender. Throughout my pregnancy, I often thought about how I would promote a positive body image and healthy eating attitudes in my son. I never thought of difficulties in these areas as “girl problems.” As a new mom, I continue to reflect on the topics of body image, self-esteem, and eating related issues, and I’m already trying to put some positive practices into place. Thus, as this EDAW has come to an end, I’d like to share a letter I wrote for my son, with the hope that others will be inspired to share similar messages with the boys and men in their lives.