YOU ARE WHOLE. YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Your worth can’t be measured by the numbers on the scale, the size of your clothes, or the reflection in the mirror. Love your body and love yourself.
Every. Single. Day.

Jessie’s Legacy provides education, resources and inspiration to prevent eating disorders and address disordered eating.

Created and operated by Family Services of the North Shore, this innovative program supports BC youth, families, educators and professionals through online resources, live events, social media, and the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement.
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Joanna answers your questions...

Question: As a parent, how involved should I be?

"Eating disorders are a family problem, and there is growing evidence to suggest that family involvement is crucial to recovery – for everyone. " ... Read More

Question: What’s the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder?

"The spectrum ranges from healthy eating on one end, where food isn’t given a whole lot of focus, except as something that is both pleasurable and functional to good health. Disordered eating sits in the centre of the spectrum, characterized by preoccupation with weight and shape, calorie restriction, use of weight-loss supplements, Yo-yo dieting (cycles of losing and then gaining weight), and finally, with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder at the other end of the spectrum. Health can be very compromised with engagement in disordered eating. " ... Read More

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December 4, 2020

Flipping the Script: Balancing Perfection with Self-Compassion

Many of us are aware that we’re our own worst critic when it comes to how we view ourselves. We’re constantly looking at ourselves through a critical lens with the belief that it determines our value and worth as a person, and that can be exhausting! The constant high expectations, pressure, and harsh criticism can … Read More

September 29, 2020

Job Opportunity – Join the Jessie’s Legacy Team !

We are expanding our team! Are you passionate about mental health and eating disorders prevention? We are looking for a project coordinator to help support our growing initiatives: Project Coordinator with Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program (4 days/28 hours per week) Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program provides education, resources, and … Read More

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jessie’s story

This program is dedicated to Jessie Alexander, who inspires us to practice daily kindness – both to ourselves and to others. Known for her warm smile, easy laugh and unwavering compassion, this is her legacy of love.
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