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Body Image, Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders

Body image, disordered eating and eating disorders exist on a spectrum. As we grow up, there are many factors that can influence how we see and feel about our bodies. Some people experience difficult emotions, thoughts and behaviours related to body image, food and exercise. In this section you will find information, support and resources to help you develop a better relationship with your body, no matter where you are on your journey.

Jeanna's Story

For many, culture has a huge impact on the way we view our bodies, and it adds another layer of pressure to conform to a certain image. By continuing to work on her self-acceptance, Jeanna is taking the power away from external media and voices to control how she feels about the way she looks.

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Jay's Story

Jay has navigated body image concerns, gender identity and cultural norms to become their authentic and unapologetic self — and inspire others to do the same.

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Q&A with a Dietitian

Understanding what your nutritional needs are while growing up can be confusing, especially when you hear mixed messages. We’ve talked to BC dietitians to clear up some of the questions you may have.

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Christina's Story

Growing up, Christina often felt caught between two worlds. Now she’s drawing on lessons from her past to help others.

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Tesa's Story

After living through an eating disorder, Tesa felt like she was given a second chance in life. Now, she’s intent on making it count.

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Joanna's Story

Joanna struggled with her mental health, but poetry – and a newfound sense of self-love – helped her get through it.

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Victoria's Story

In order to overcome an eating disorder, Victoria had to find her inner warrior. Then she took to social media, hoping to help other women find their own.

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