Recovery

Moderation Looks Different During the Holidays and That is OK

By Kelly Corbett--We don’t always have the best relationship with food. As the holidays roll in, that can be a little intimidating.

5 Ways to Celebrate Food and Your Body This Thanksgiving

By Kira Rakova--The holiday season in the United States has had, for the past few decades, a strong focus on food, bodies, weight, and dieting. It is not uncommon to see headlines of magazines, online publications, and advertisements that warn against ‘holiday weight gain’ and provide solutions on how to ‘prepare’ for it. Many Americans continue to make weight-related New Year’s resolutions year after year, with one study finding that 38% of Americans made such resolutions in 2015.

Changing the Way We Measure Health

By Michelle Zaydlin--The modern-day term ‘body mass index (BMI)’ was first established in a medical paper published in 1972, as a “relative weight index of general obesity.

5 Reasons to Put Yourself First

By Kim Drastal--You’re the kind of person who would do anything to make a friend smile, who would sacrifice something you wanted to do to help a relative and who would take care of everyone else before even thinking of yourself.

Connected by Our Stories of Hope: Reflections from the 2016 NEDA Conference

By Joanna Kay--Three years ago, I walked into an intake assessment at the Renfrew Center expecting to get a recommendation for a nutritionist. Instead, I was told as gently yet plainly as possible that I had a severe eating disorder and that I needed intensive treatment—now.

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This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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