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Book chronicles young woman’s battle with anorexia

NEDIC advocate and guest blogger Marina Abdel Malak publishes, Recipe for Recovery, an inspiring and unique resource for anyone battling Anorexia.

J. Crew blasted for introducing size 000

J. Crew blasted for introducing size 000NEDIC's Jackie Grandy pokes holes in J.Crew's defence of their new vanity size, 000.

Kate Moss “skinny” shirt axed by Hudson’s Bay Company

NEDIC's Jackie Grandy comments on this Toronto Star report about HBC's decision to pull a controversial t-shirt from its stores.

CTV News Channel: International No Diet Day (INDD)

Sandy Rinaldo interviews Jackie Grandy on International No Diet DayIn an interview with CTV's Sandy Rinaldo, Jackie Grandy of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre says dieting doesn't work and one of the goals for the day is to question it.  

Break the Cycle of Dieting and Deprivation to Avoid a Lifetime Spent Battling Eating Disorders

National Post columnist Jennifer Sygo asks, Would you put an eight-year-old on a diet? Should a 13-year-old feel ashamed of her body?  Most people would answer a resounding “no!” to these questions, but far too often the reality is “yes.” May 6 is International No Diet Day, a day to draw attention to the detrimental and even dangerous sides of dieting, a behaviour that can seem relatively harmless at first, but can ultimately have serious consequences.

CTV News Channel: Student forced to eat ice cream

Jackie Grandy of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre tells CTV News Channel that Yale University overstepped their bounds by forcing a student to put on weight.

The cost for young girls who prefer thin bodies

NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear comments on new research that shows girls aged 3 - 5 have already internalized the negative stereotypes of fat people that abound in society.  Read the full article here.

Be alert to warning signs of an eating disorder

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) provides sound advice on how to spot the warning signs of an eating disorder in this article for the Ottawa Community News.

U.S. woman to give ‘obese’ children letter instead of candy this Halloween

NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear tells GlobalNews why this "fat shaming" letter is inappropriate in so many ways.  Read the full story here.

'Manorexia' On The Rise: Men With Eating Disorders Face Stigma In Getting Treatment

The Huffington Post quotes NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear, on the growing stigmatization of eating disorders as a "girl problem."  Read the full article here.