Body Image & Eating

Body image and eating concerns can be complicated and hard to understand. As we grow up, the way we perceive and feel about our changing bodies can be confusing, and some people may develop distressing thoughts and behaviours around food, exercise and body shape. When people become so focused on their eating and exercise habits that they have trouble with school, work or relationships, it can be a sign of a deeper rooted problem.

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 a dietitian 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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Gurvaan's Story

Anxiety and depression isolated Gurvaan from her friends and family. Now, she shares her story to help normalize mental health and end the stigma that still surrounds it.

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