FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6th, 2013
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Eating Disorders Coalition Celebrates International No Diet Day
No diet is the best diet.
That’s the message of International No Diet Day, which is now celebrated worldwide.
Established in 1992 by British anti-diet campaigner Mary Evans Young, International No Diet Day challenges cultural attitudes and values that contribute to chronic dieting, weight and size preoccupation, eating disorders and size discrimination.
The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Eating Disorders Coalition celebrates International No Diet Day on Monday, May 6, 2013
“On International No Diet Day we ask everyone to put aside their preoccupation with dieting and weight loss, to celebrate diversity of body shapes and sizes and to reject society’s narrow standards of beauty,” says April Gates, Program Co-ordinator of Homewood’s Eating Disorders Program and Chair of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Eating Disorders Coalition.
This year, for the fifth consecutive year, downtown businesses in Guelph will join the Eating Disorders Coalition in celebrating International No Diet Day. During the first week of May, a number of local downtown businesses have agreed to host window displays that promote healthy body image and acceptance of our natural body shapes and sizes.