Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023
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 the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) have planned for EDAW 2023?
During the week of #EDAW2023, BANA will be active at various locations within Windsor-Essex to help spread awareness, educate the public and inspire others to act in supporting those impacted by eating disorders. Visit us at various locations on campus at the University of Windsor, at Devonshire Mall and at St. Clair College. See our EDAW schedule below.
BANA will be joining lululemon and Saje at lululemon Devonshire Mall for Sunday morning yoga. We welcome the community to take part in this free class. It is a great opportunity to participate in joyful movement while connecting with others. The class runs from 9-10am, all are welcome. Meet in front of lululemon.
Sign up for this free class here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-morning-yoga-tickets-519749423517?keep_tld=1
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Treat yourself and support eating disorder services
We are so thankful to Auntie Aldoo’s Kitchen in Cottam who will be donating the proceeds of their delicious pop tarts sold during the week of EDAW to BANA. Go get yourself a treat and support a good cause!
Auntie Aldoo’s is also hosting a mobility class on February 5th and donating the proceeds of this to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC). Sign up and learn more on their website: https://www.auntiealdooskitchen.com/book-online
Be Yourself Podcast
Listen to a special episode of BANA’s Be Yourself Podcast during EDAW featuring our guest, Chloë Grande. Chloë is a communications specialist turned eating disorder recovery writer, speaker and blogger. After an anorexia relapse at the start of the pandemic, she began blogging about her eating disorder recovery to help create a sense of community for other eating disorder survivors. Learn more about listening to our podcast here: https://bana.ca/podcast/
Be Yourself Magazine
Our latest edition of the BANA Be Yourself Magazine will be released during EDAW too! It is full of educational content and information regarding the impact of eating disorders. Access it here: www.bana.ca/magazine.
Social Media Education and a Special Giveaway!
Ditch diet culture! We are running a special giveaway on BANA’s Instagram account for those who share their New Year’s resolutions that have nothing to do with changing their body. We will be giving away prizes from five local businesses. Learn more on Instagram: @banawindsor.
The BANA team will be going live on our Instagram account with special guests:
- Ary Maharaj, NEDIC’s Outreach & Education Co-ordinator, on February 6th
- Chloë Grande, Eating Disorder Advocate & Speaker, on February 3rd
Our community is lighting up purple in support!
We are grateful for the support of the City of Windsor. City Hall 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.
Want to donate? We accept donations!
To help support local services in Windsor-Essex, visit this link: https://bana.ca/get-involved-donate/ to give back to BANA.