Picky eater or health problem? B.C. doctor talks about an unfamiliar disorder

For some children at the dinner table, it’s simply a matter of picky eating, but for others, it may be a legitimate eating disorder that brings anxiety, extreme weight loss and malnutrition.

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness Week, BC Children’s Hospital is focusing on a relatively unknown condition that only became a recognized diagnosis in 2013: avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, also known as ARFID.

Vancouver artist wins body image mural contest

An art submission by Vancouver resident Jessica Terezakis took first place in a province-wide mural contest held by the by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness  (PEDAW) campaign and the Vancouver Graffiti Management Team.

Metro Vancouver gets new tools for people with eating disorders

VANCOUVER -- A new eating disorder clinic is opening and a residential treatment centre is moving to Vancouver this summer, marking a dramatic increase in the services available here for people with anorexia and bulimia.

If I had a younger sibling in highschool

Check out the speech Amy Pezzente did at the Balancing Our Minds 2014: Tools for Youth Wellness!

This was an event organized by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks. It was a free, one-day workshop for high school age youth in BC to learn about mental health and engage in fun activities and thoughtful dialogue.

Hudson's Bay Company slammed for 'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' shirt

Hudson’s Bay Company found itself at the centre of a social media storm this week after it featured a Canadian artist’s T-shirt design with the quote “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers’ Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game

According to recent studies, 80 percent  of teenage girls and 

Is anorexia ignored because it's not interesting?

Sometimes being an orphan can have deadly consequences. Anorexia is an orphan disease and it kills.

Susanne Carlson: Eating disorders are, quite simply, nothing more nor less than mental illnesses

As a society, we avoid the uncomfortable. But sometimes being uncomfortable is a sign of growth and positive change. Eating disorders are not a comfortable subject but they thrive in silence. As a survivor, I will not stay silent.

Calgary parents work to fill gaps in eating disorder care

 

Blogger Michelle Stewart's fight against illness inspired others

A former health communications professional who touched many by candidly sharing her 32-year battle with a dual eating disorder in a blog has died.

PREVENTION: Break the cycle of dieting and deprivation to avoid a lifetime spent battling eating disorders

Would you put an eight-year-old on a diet? Should a 13-year-old feel ashamed of her body?

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