Restrictive dieting is often associated with a cycle of weight loss, over-eating, weight gain, and the development of eating disorder symptoms. In Ontario, as many as 1 in 4 girls experience at least one symptom of an eating disorder. Canada-wide, between 30%-34% of girls and 23%-25% of boys report disordered eating symptoms, including binge eating or weight control through restrictive eating.
Research indicates the need to identify and intervene on eating disorder symptoms early for better outcomes.
ED-PPEI will fill gaps in the existing system of care by building local capacity for the delivery of promotion and evidence-based eating disorder prevention. Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health, ED-PPEI is a project by OCOPED in collaboration with local stakeholders.
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