Free, open, expert forums on Eating Disorders. As part of our awareness mandate, NIED is committed to hosting a regular series of symposia throughout the year. Here, you have the chance to hear from people in the front lines of Eating Disorders. These include clinicians, nutritionists, parents with loved ones struggling with an Eating...
This website is a work in progress, evolving and growing as we add more facts, figures, pertinent information and useful links. It’s probably true that “Everyone Knows Someone” with an Eating Disorder. And it’s probably why you are here. So please contact us to share your stories, thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
Meet NIED’s Steering Committee Wendy Preskow, ECE. NIED Founder, President & Chief Advocate As a parent, whose 27 year old daughter has struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia for over 12 years, Wendy is the passionate voice and driving force behind the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED). Having lived with a sufferer...
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.
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…Read More