Guest Post: Why It’s Necessary but Still Hard to “Talk About It”

It seems especially fitting that a public statement about my past and present struggles with eating disorders should come weeks after National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017.  This year, as in past years, the focus of the public health initiative promoted by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – to erase stigma, enhance understanding, and increase … Read More

PEDAW – How a positive message can bring together a community

Last year I saw a display at the City of North Vancouver City Hall for the PEDAW -Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week Campaign. I had not heard anything about it before and was curious about the “purple” bracelets with the logo “love our bodies” on it. I started taking part in the Goose Chase App … Read More

Highlights from the 2017 Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

As you know, the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Campaign: love our bodies, love ourselves, is launched every year from February 1-7!  And with literally HUNDREDS of photos, tweets, posts, and messages sent throughout the week, we were only able to include a select few from the week-long fun to highlight.   Please enjoy this snapshot … Read More

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is finally HERE!

Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013).   Every year, February 1-7th marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual event aimed not only at bringing this … Read More

PEDAW: A Provincial and National Campaign

Eating Disorder Awareness Week has been officially proclaimed in the Province of British Columbia for February 1st – 7th, 2017!   Province of British Columbia City of Victoria, Capital of BC City of Vancouver, largest city in BC See all of the proclamations done for 2016:  http://bit.ly/2heLXnh   And join us in taking part and … Read More

PEDAW & the Vancouver Canucks

WHAT:  The Vancouver Canucks will be playing the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena!   PEDAW will host a “Community Table” near the main entrance Rogers Arena will be lighting up purple for ED Awareness The Canucks will all be wearing our iconic purple wristbands to honor Eating Disorders Awareness Jumbotron will be having a message … Read More

#Purple4PEDAW

February includes Eating Disorder Awareness week, and we need YOUR help to spread awareness about eating disorders! WHAT:  A time where we stop and honor eating disorders awareness, education, and prevention across Canada! Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 1st – 7th, 2017, and we invite everyone on Friday to wear PURPLE or our … Read More

#Hunt2LoveOurBodies: Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

WHAT:  The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves challenges residents of B.C. to complete missions for points using an app for Android, iPhone and tablet devices called “GooseChase.” GooseChase is a free app that hosts mass scavenger hunts!  The game has a list of missions/tasks for everyone to complete. Each of these missions relates … Read More