Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022
Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) runs annually February 1st- 7th. EDAW has been commemorated across Canada since 1988 by established eating disorder organizations, education and public health institutions, and concerned members of the public. It draws attention to the causes, prevalence, and impact of eating disorders.
What does BANA have planned for EDAW 2022?
BANA will be hosting our Eating Disorders Awareness Week events virtually this year. The week of February 1st-7th, 2022, we will be posting and running various virtual educational events online to help spread awareness, educate and inspire others to take action in supporting those impacted by eating disorders.
One of BANA’s main goals for EDAW 2022 is to make the voices of our community and those with lived experiences heard.
‘I Wish Campaign’
What do you wish people knew about Eating Disorders? OR What do you wish people knew about YOUR Eating Disorder? We asked our community to submit a voice note or written submission and answer one of these two questions. BANA will be featuring the ‘I Wish’ submissions on our social media channels throughout the week of EDAW 2022.
We hope together, by sharing our voices, we can educate the public about the realities of eating disorders, and provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. There is still time to make your submission! Extra details on how to have your voice heard can be found by visiting our website: www.bana.ca/iwish
Panel Discussion: What Do You Wish People Knew About Eating Disorders?
We know eating disorders are often misunderstood and not spoken about openly. BANA will be hosting a panel in discussion to:
- Present diverse perspectives on Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating & Body image
- Educate, inspire, and spark the audience’s curiosity and motivation to act and raise awareness
- Expose others to individuals with various viewpoints
We have 4 amazing guests who are passionate about this topic will share their perspective. Tune in to see who they are and what they do! A recording of our panel discussion will be available online and on our website the week of EDAW.
Our community is lighting up purple in support!
We are grateful for the support of the City of Windsor and Caesar’s Windsor! City Hall and the Casino will be lighting up in purple all week from February 1-7th to show their support for eating disorders awareness.
We also encourage YOU to wear purple during the week of February 1-7th to show your support. Post a photo to social media, tag us and use the hashtag above.
Be Yourself Magazine
Our latest edition of the BANA Be Yourself Magazine will be released the week of EDAW too! It is full of educational content and information regarding the impact of eating disorders. It features the national theme for EDAW 2022: Everyone has a role to play, which emphasizes that we all have a role to play in eating disorder prevention and recovery. www.bana.ca/magazine.
Social Media Education and a Special Giveaway!
The BANA team will be going live on our Instagram account, @banawindsor, discussion topics include how someone can access help and how to be an advocate. Keep a lookout for a special giveaway on BANA’s Instagram account for those who show their support for this cause!
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