NEDIC hosted their fifth biennial conference, Body Equity: Self-Esteem in the Balance, on April 16th and 17th. 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.
Marbella Carlos, Outreach and Education Coordinator at NEDIC was interviewed on CTV News as part of a segment on Eating Disorders for EDAW 2015.
Published Monday, January 26, 2015 9:00AM EST
Eating disorders are commonly associated with women, but research is shedding light on men's struggles with disorders including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia.
Recent studies suggest that 25 per cent of eating disorder cases occur in young boys and men, with rates of binge eating being about equal in both men and women.
After binge eating, bulimia nervosa is the most common eating disorder among men, followed by anorexia nervosa.
Jay Walker and Deborah Berlin-Romalis speak to CTV's Canada AM about male eating disorders, Jan. 26, 2015.
Eating disorders are the single most deadly mental illness: Between 10 and 15 per cent of young women hospitalized for treatment of anorexia or bulimia will be dead within 10 years.
Somewhere between 600,000 and 990,000 Canadians suffer from eating disorders. Yet they remain among the most neglected and misunderstood of all health conditions.
Those are just two of the shocking findings of the parliamentary standing committee on the status of women. The committee’s new 75-page report, Eating Disorders Among Girls and Women in Canada, was much anticipated by parents and clinicians alike, who know all too well how dire the situation is.
We recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Mental Health campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to educate the public on the importance and great benefits of ensuring the mental well being of our society.
Dr Blake Woodside, Director of UHN's Eating Disorder In-Patient Unit at Toronto General Hospital, speaks candidly with Global News about the dangerous lack of national wait-time standards and program funding for those seeking treatment.
The Calgary Herald dispels myths about eating disorders with facts from NEDIC
The Huffington Post applauds NEDIC's Cast Responsibly - Retouch Minimally campaign when A Mighty Girl's Facebook post featuring its bus shelter ad goes viral.
NEDIC's Jackie Grandy talks to Canada AM about the psychological impact J.Crew's new sizing may have on young people