Thank You!


“Interesting. Informative. Engaging. Relevant. Real. Fabulous. Totally amazing! Loved it!”

These are just some of the words delegates used to describe NEDIC’s 5th bi-annual body image and self-esteem conference “Body Equity: Self-Esteem in the Balance.”

The 2-day program offered a rich and diverse line-up of speakers who shared their latest research and real world experiences with eager clinicians, dietitians, educators, health care practitioners, students and parents from as far away as British Columbia and Newfoundland, Northwest Territories and Washington.

NEDIC would like to thank our volunteer steering committee who worked tirelessly to make this year’s event a huge success. Thank you to Dr. Karin Jasper, Dr. Lorrayne Robertson, Karen Murray, Kori Kostka, Heather Thompson and Lisa Naylor.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Dove Canada and the Dove Self-Esteem Project, for their contributions over the past 10 years. With their support, NEDIC has been able to develop and deliver programs like our web-enabled media literacy curriculum for grades 4 to 8 - Beyond Images. Thanks to our partner, the University of Toronto: Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for their continued support and presentations. Thank you to our nutritional sponsor the Dairy Farmers of Canada and to our sponsors Sick Kids Foundation and the OTIP Community Fund.

A special thanks to the dozens of volunteers who so generously gave their time and energy to ensure that the conference registration and presentations went smoothly.

Lastly, we want to thank each of our delegates for taking time out of their busy schedules to commit to learning more about body image, self-esteem and eating disorders. Together, through these shared insights, inspirations and personal connections, let’s continue to celebrate body equity and embrace our diversity.

Check out the online conversation on Twitter #BodyEquity2015.