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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Q&A Series: How Diet Culture and Perfectionism Led To My Battle With Orthorexia

Celeste C. candidly shares how the flames of her eating disorder were fanned by remarks about her body alongside experiences of trauma and loss. In this article, we explore the link between cultural expectations, diet culture, and healthy eating in our author's perspective.

Q&A Series: How Diet Culture and Perfectionism Led To My Battle With Orthorexia

Eating Disorders Prevention, Early Intervention, and Peer Support in B.C.

Want to learn more about services, organizations, and resources geared towards eating disorders in B.C.? Click on the link to view our helpful infographic!

Eating Disorders Prevention, Early Intervention, and Peer Support in B.C.

Q&A Series: How an Early Introduction to Dieting Impacted My Self-Esteem

In this article, our author expresses how diet culture within her family and an introduction to dieting at an early age negatively impacted her relationship with food and her body. Read the full article by clicking the link.

Q&A Series: How an Early Introduction to Dieting Impacted My Self-Esteem

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: My child seems to eat healthy food but s/he is losing weight. Should I be worried?

"It depends. Sometimes a change in diet, even to what seem to be healthy foods, can be an indicator of disordered eating, but it isn’t always. For instance, a child who suddenly declares s/he is Vegan could just be using that as an excuse to explain away what is really happening, which may be that she is engaging in unhealthy calorie restriction. With a closer look, you may notice that your child is restricting the healthy foods she eats and really not getting the well-rounded nutrients s/he needs for healthy body growth and maintenance." ... Read More

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June 16, 2021

Q&A Series: How Diet Culture and Perfectionism Led To My Battle With Orthorexia

Celeste C. candidly shares how the flames of her eating disorder were fanned by remarks about her body from family members alongside experiences of trauma and loss. In this article we explore the complex links between cultural expectations, diet culture, and healthy eating taken to an extreme. As a person of South Asian descent, Celeste … Read More

June 2, 2021

Q&A Series: Carissa’s Reflective Journey to Loving Herself First

Carissa shares with us an important journey that stemmed from feeling pressure to fit into societal and cultural standards. In this article, Carissa explores how she learned to embrace herself after using food as a coping mechanism for years. Carissa’s inspiring strength is evident in how she continues healing and reflecting on her experience with … 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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