Organizations across Canada worked tremendously hard and achieved incredible awareness and recognition for EDAW!
Eating Disorders Aren’t Usually Visible—Looking Beyond Body Weight
Four years ago, I found myself googling “eating disorders Toronto” and the first link that popped up was the National Eating Disorder Information Centre or as I would come to know it, NEDIC.
I was freshly graduated from teachers college and wanting to build up my work and volunteer experience so I filled in the application form to be an Outreach and Education volunteer.
When I walked through the doors on the 7th floor of Toronto General Hospital for my first interview, I did not realize that my life was about to change forever.
We kicked off the week with an engaging twitter chat to start the conversation about why we participate in Eating Disorder Awareness Week and why it matters. Here are some of the highlights from that conversation:
Here at the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, we are not only mandated to share information about eating disorders.. It is also our responsibility to provide information and resources about body image and food and weight preoccupation. That’s why days like tomorrow are so important to us.
May 6th is International No Diet Day. It is a day for organizations and individuals to push back against the industries and messages that encourage us to engage in dangerous dieting behaviours.
Lindsy first heard of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) seven years ago when she was recovering from her own history of disordered eating. She was able to experience first-hand the support and services that NEDIC is able to offer individuals who are struggling with food and weight preoccupation.
A healthy body image is an important element of mental and physical well-being. How we feel about our body and how we feel in our body impacts daily choices about how we eat, our sleep habits, self-care habits, relationships, sexuality,and even our ability to pursue interests or go to work or school.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) and we will be commemorating Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) February 1st through 7th with a host of activities to help raise awareness about this often misunderstood mental health condition.