Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating

Eating disorders and disordered eating are complicated conditions that are not ‘simply’ about food. They can be a way for people to cope with feelings that they find too difficult to deal with directly. They can also begin as a result of trying to meet societal pressures to look a certain way. Eating disorders / disordered eating is a serious threat to mental and physical wellness.

The series of printable booklets below provide detailed information, symptoms, and possible treatments about eating disorders and disordered eating. After consulting this information, if you believe that you, a family member or a friend may be affected by an eating disorder or disordered eating, please seek medical attention from your physician, nurse practitioner or contact one of the treatment centres listed below.

Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating: A General Information
Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating: A General Information
Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating: A General Information
Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorders:  Best Practices in Prevention and InterventionBest Practices in Prevention and Intervention

Eating disorders can be viewed as occurring along a continuous line, with normal eating at one end and clinically diagnosed and treated eating disorders at the other. This document, prepared by the Manitoba Network on Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders presents current evidence on the prevention, identification and treatment of eating disorders and highlights interventions appropriate to each step along the continuum. Current research is far from definitive, particularly with respect to prevention. Best practices in eating disorders are based on the most recent information available and continues to evolve.

Download the document | 2006 | 32 pages | PDF


For information on ED/DE treatment in hospital and community, see:

eatingdisordersmanitoba.ca, or contact:

Women’s Health Clinic – Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention & Recovery Program
Phone: 204-947-2422, ext. 137 in Winnipeg
Phone: 866-947-1517, ext. 137 toll-free
Email: edprogram@womenshealthclinic.org
Website: womenshealthclinic.org
Address: 419 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Health Sciences Centre – Adult Eating Disorders Service Program
Phone: 204-787-3482
Address: 771 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Health Sciences Centre – Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders Service Program
Phone: 204-958-9660 Centralized Intake Service – Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Address: 771 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

For other mental health care services in your region, please see:
Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Mental Health and Addictions
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg MB R3B 3M9
ph: (204) 786-7101