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PC Official Opposition supports Eating Disorder Awareness Week
David Brazil, PC Official Opposition Leader and MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island, is today recognizing eating disorder awareness week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

(February 1, 2022) – David Brazil, PC Official Opposition Leader and MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island, is today recognizing eating disorder awareness week in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. That is why, from February 1 to 7 every year, Eating Disorder groups across Canada unite to commemorate Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) with a national week of action focused on educating the public about Eating Disorders. This year’s theme is “we all have a role to play.”

“On behalf of the PC Official Opposition, I would like to recognize the importance of eating disorder awareness in our province and across our country. One million Canadians struggle with eating disorders so it’s important to raise awareness of the supports available at every opportunity as we all have a role to play. I would also like to commend the excellent work of the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador for their tireless advocacy and support for the local community,” says Brazil.

For those seeking supports for eating disorders, locally the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador can be reached at 709-722-0500 or via their website at www.edfnl.ca

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre live chat and helpline (1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156) are available from 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM Monday - Thursday and from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Friday.

 

Contacts:

David Maher

Director of Strategic Communications

(cell) 709-725-0984

DavidMaher@gov.nl.ca

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