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Body image & eating disorders info for North Shore Schools

North Shore school health manual - Section 9

We offer body image and eating disorder services through the North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program.

This program offers a range of services to youth ages 11 to 18 years including:

  • School and community education and training to promote positive body image, prevent disordered eating and encourage youth to seek help before their condition worsens.

  • Weekly clinic where youth can talk confidentially with a counsellor, a specialist pediatrician and a dietitian.

  • Ongoing treatment

Access the North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program

North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program

Anyone can make a referral to the North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program including youth, parents, counsellors, doctors or someone you trust. The following forms must to be completed as part of the referral process. Please note that a there is a Physical Exam Form and a Lab requisition that needs to be completed by a Physician. If a youth does not have family doctor, they can be referred to a youth clinic.

Body Image and Eating Disorders Resources

Guidelines for school staff - Helping a student with a suspected eating disorder

Understanding eating disorders in BC schools: Guide of trauma informed practices for school professionals

Promoting positive body image - Strategies and resources for schools. 

Being Me: Promoting Positive Body Image - Provides classroom resources for teachers in K to 7 to provide education with a focus on positive body image, resilience and the prevention of disordered eating.

Fasting in the name of world hunger

Risks of fasting

Related links

Kelty Mental Health

Action Schools BC 

Jessie's Legacy 

Shapedown BC 

Looking Glass Foundation 

Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program – Adults

Provincial Eating Disorders Program - Children

NEDA- National Eating Disorders Association

Here to Help

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