Founded in 2000, Body Diversity Newfoundland and Labrador (formally The Body Image Network) is focused on preventing eating disorders and disordered eating.
As of February 2017, we changed our name to Body Diversity Newfoundland and Labrador. This name more accurately represents our vision of Every Body Matters and our goal to promote and celebrate the value of body diversity in all forms, including differences based on culture, ethnicity, religion, and immigration status.
The Body Diversity Newfoundland and Labrador will continue to work towards our mission of promoting a positive body image and respecting body diversity. With our new name, we aim to better reflect the needs of all members of our communities, including the increasingly culturally diverse population in Newfoundland and Labrador, those living with physical differences and disabilities, the LBGTQ community, and indigenous communities.
Through advocacy, education, awareness and collaboration we will continue to encourage caring for our bodies by eating well, being active, and celebrating the beauty of diversity.
Body Diversity Newfoundland and Labrador is operated by a Board of Directors. Board members come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, including researchers, academics, mental health professionals, educators, dieticians, nurses and advocates.