TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - The 9th annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, is set to host North American eating-disorder expert and author, Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, who will address how mixed societal messages are resulting in distorted body images and eating disorders among children and youth. Dr. Neumark-Sztainer will discuss the important role families and parents play in helping adolescents stay fit, eat well, and feel good.
What: The 9th Annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by
Scotiabank, takes place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Dr. Neumark-Sztainer will discuss weight-related problems
facing young people today and the role that families can play
in helping their children feel better about themselves and
When: Friday, February 5, 2010
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, (Simpson Tower), 8th Floor,
Who: Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, researcher and author -
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Why: Sheena's Place is a community-based registered charity that
offers a comprehensive program of support groups that give
individuals with eating disorders and their families a safe
place to give and receive support. The 9th Annual Sheena's
Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, takes place
during Eating Disorders Awareness Week which runs from
February 1 to 5, 2010.
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 females 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 and
offers over 30 weekly 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.
SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
For further information: For further information: and to reserve an interview time with Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer or Anne Elliott, Program Director for Sheena's Place, please contact: Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 933-0646 or firstname.lastname@example.org