National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

Whole School Approach

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders.

NEDIC’s whole-school approach to eating disorder prevention blends best practices in health and education policy to cultivate a body-inclusive school environment. We aim to better the body image and well-being of school-aged youth while increasing the capacity in supportive adults to respond effectively to students with concerns. We do this by delivering:

  • Prevention-focused presentations to students on body image, media literacy, body-based bullying, and self-esteem
  • Capacity-building workshops for educators, sharing practical strategies on talking about food, weight, and shape in the classroom, and key tips on supporting students coming forward with concerns
  • Parent panels for the local school community, creating a safe space for carers to share their concerns while empowering them with resources to support the well-being of their children

Project Initiation




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"Funding from the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation allowed us to hire a community engagement facilitator, increasing our capacity to deliver high-quality programming on eating disorder risk factors virtually across the province for youth, educators, and school support staff. This helped lower barriers for communities to access our programming at a time when disordered eating is being talked about more than ever. "

Suzanne Phillips

Program Manager