Our relationship with food and nutrition can often depend on how comfortable we feel around our body image. Body image can look different for everyone and can be influenced by messages we receive from our internal and external environment — including media, social connections — and from our brain.
A balanced and healthy body image can happen when we look, feel, and think about our body through acceptance and respect. Being dissatisfied with parts of our body is normal! Finding ways to appreciate and respect our bodies can support continuous well-being.
Any person, at any age
can experience body dissatisfaction.
Almost 10% of the population
is thought to be living with an eating disorder
Anxiety and eating disorders can overlap
See this PDF infographic
If you are experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food and body image, it is important you get support.
Here is a list of resources and supports available to all UFV students:
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