Reach out and Recover: new online tool in Australia

It always interests me how we talk about eating and weight concerns across cultures. I am in contact every day with Canadians and Australians and people in the UK and elsewhere and find the way we Americans think of and use the English language to describe them both differ and contrast.

Anyway, I am tickled to share a new website in Australia with you, and even if you are not in Australia and not an adult with weight or eating concerns, you will enjoy exploring the innovative ways this site approaches the questions and the information. The site was created by the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED).

Called ROAR, which stands for Reach Out And Recover, the site offers not only helpful tools but some really important messages that we ALL need to remind ourselves and say to others:
  • Dieting is risky (and doesn't change your weight)
  • Body dissatisfaction is common, but not trivial
  • Too much exercise can be harmful
And the site has marvelous and moving videos:

George's Story from on Vimeo.

Tara's Story from on Vimeo.

"I got my life back." That's the point.


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