Explore common questions and concerns about disordered eating, body image, mental health, self-compassion, and more. Embody equips BC parents and professionals with trusted resources to support young people before they develop an eating disorder. 

For Parents & Caregivers

It’s not easy to raise children who feel at home in their bodies. Kids of all ages need support to navigate their feelings and the complicated messages they receive about eating, exercise, and appearance.

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For Professionals

Teachers, dietitians, therapists, and other supportive adults can help children develop a positive body image and a healthier relationship with food. Explore our evidence-based resources.

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For Me

If you’re struggling with eating, exercise, mental health, or body image, you’re not alone. We have a wide range of resources that can help you during hard times.

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If you or someone you care about needs support, please seek help now.

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Featured Resources

We have trusted resources to help you learn about body image, social media, and the warning signs of disordered eating.

How validation builds self-compassion for people with 
eating disorders

Join Laurie Kohl, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Dr. Josie Geller as they explore how validation builds self-compassion for people living with eating disorders, and how parents, caregivers, and professionals can provide non-judgmental support.

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Use this screening tool to evaluate how you feel about your appearance

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Parents: Learn how to raise kids with a healthy body image

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Educators: Resources to help your students cultivate a healthier body image

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Our experts answer your questions

What is disordered eating?

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How do I support my child who is struggling with their body image?

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What is orthorexia?

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Can social media affect your body image?

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What is the difference between body positivity and body neutrality?

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What should I do if I think a student might have an eating disorder?

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A personal story: Battling my eating disorder as a male athlete.

Around Grade 7, when a lot of people (myself included) hit early adolescence, I started to become aware of my body. I felt awkward being myself, like nobody would notice me, and when they did, I wouldn’t look good enough for them.

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