The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation.

Eating Disorders: Who is affected?

The stigma associated with eating disorders robs people of their dignity, increases isolation, reduces self-esteem and contributes to a decline in one’s quality of life. It may act as a barrier to people with eating disorders disclosing their problem to others and stop them from looking for and getting help.

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NEDIC NEWS

The Calgary Herald dispels myths about eating disorders with facts from NEDIC

NEDIC BLOG

Dance, Sports and Eating Disorders

The relationship between body image pressure and eating disorders is complex. As a former competitive dancer, I experienced the most harmful and impactful messages through subtle means, rather than overt statements regarding my body and weight. When I was 10 and getting measured for my dance costumes, I had to wear a body suit with a giant number on the front indicating what size I was. That year, I needed one of the largest sizes in my class.