February 1 until 7 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

The week focuses on raising awareness of the fact that eating disorders can and do affect everyone and the Dryden Area Eating Disorder Prevention Coalition are are asking the community to help bring recognition to the issue.

The coalition, made up of many community members such as; health organizations, school representatives, community volunteers etc. are asking the community to post positive body image messaging around Dryden locations in recognition that healthy bodies do come in various shapes and sizes.

They are also encouraging everyone to take part in the Fat Talk Free Challenge. “Fat Talk” is negative comments made by anyone about a person’s body, which could bring someone to take part in an unhealthy diet. They ask that people not engage in negative comments and to make aware of the dangerous effects it could have on someone if they hear it.

If you, or someone you know has an eating disorder, you can contact Kerry Gagne or Sheri McMenemy from the Dryden Area Family Health Team at 807-223-7406.

Hear more when Kerry Gagne, registered nurse with the Health Team joins Ken O’Neil on the Q Morning Show just after 8:00am tomorrow!


For more information:

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

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