Media Advisory - Genes or Environment: the Development of Eating Disorders examined at the 8th annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast

    TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - The eighth annual Sheena's Place Awareness
Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, will host Michigan State's Dr. Kelly
Klump, PhD, who will address Nature vs. Nurture - Why Do Eating Disorders
Develop? Dr. Klump will discuss the impact of genes or the environment on
males and females from an early age.

    What:     The 8th Annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by
              Scotiabank, takes place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
              Dr. Kelly Klump will discuss the nature vs. nurture argument on
              the development of disordered eating.

    When:     Friday, February 6, 2009
              7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Where:    Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, (Simpson Tower), 8th Floor,

    Who:      Keynote Speaker Dr. Kelly Klump, PhD, Associate Professor,
              Michigan State University

              Denise Donlon, Master of Ceremonies

              500 attendees

    Why:      Sheena's Place is a community-based, not for profit
              organization that offers hope and support to individuals and
              families affected by eating disorders and related issues. The
              eighth Annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by
              Scotiabank takes place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week
              which runs from February 2 to 7, 2009

              Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental
              illnesses. Anyone can develop an eating disorder regardless of
              age, race, gender or background, however anorexia and bulimia
              affect primarily women in their teens and 20s. Studies report
              both disorders in children as young as six years as well in
              adults as old as 75. Sheena's Place is focused on the
              education, awareness and prevention of eating disorders in
              addition to offering over 35weekly support groups at no charge.
              The goal of this corporate breakfast, presented by Scotiabank,
              is to provide the audience with an opportunity for
              understanding eating disorders, as well as to raise funds for
              Sheena's Place's ongoing programs.

For further information:

For further information: and to reserve an interview time with Dr. Klump
or Anne Elliott, Program Director for Sheena's Place, please contact: Livy
Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203 or

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