Awareness. Understanding. Action!

Welcome to the online home of NIED: the National Initiative for Eating Disorders

NIED is a not-for-profit coalition of health care professionals, counsellors and parents with children suffering from Eating Disorders. NIED aims to increase the awareness and education of Eating Disorders to sow the seeds for change in the understanding, treatment and funding of the disease in Canada.

My Eating Disorder is not...

A powerful and insightful look into the mind of an Eating Disorder sufferer.

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An Open Letter to Parents and Loved Ones with Eating Disorders

I am writing this letter, I am sure, on behalf of hundreds, if not thousands and perhaps even hundreds of thousands of families like mine who have a loved one with an Eating Disorder – or have lost a loved one to an Eating Disorder. All of us share the belief that this is not a disorder, but is a chronic serious illness. As such, it should really be labeled an Eating Disease.

We also share the frustration and are all fed up with the way Eating Disorders are perceived, misunderstood, and mistreated in Ontario and all of Canada by the health system…

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