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: How do I support my child who is struggling with poor body image? What can I do?

"Excellent question!  Here are some tips I like to give parents and kids to use in order to create a more positive body image environment at home: When talking about your own body – be kind, don’t speak negatively about it. Remember, you are a role model. Show your child that when you want to make … Read More" ... Read More

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

"Eating disorders and disordered eating share very common symptoms but are not the same. Some common symptoms include: A preoccupation with weight and/or body shape Yo-yo dieting Overexercising Fasting and/or restricting Compulsive overeating Purging and/or laxative use While there may be some commonalities, disordered eating is made up of a range of thoughts, feelings, and … Read More" ... Read More

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March 9, 2021

“Open hearts. Honest conversations.” Loving Our Bodies and Ourselves During a Pandemic – A Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to people’s routines, schedules, and lifestyles for over a year now. At Jessie’s Legacy, we are also aware of and concerned about the shift that the pandemic has brought to people who suffer from an eating disorder, those who are in recovery or have recovered, and people … Read More

February 10, 2021

Familiar Friends: A Journey With Anorexia and Bulimia

**Trigger Warning: This post contains lived experience descriptions about eating disorders that some may find triggering**  Disordered eating is something I am very familiar with. My friends Anorexia and Bulimia have been with me since I was a preteen. Recently, an expert on the radio spoke about how the reckoning of COVID-19 had created a … 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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