News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

New Approach to Combating Disordered Eating Great Success

New Approach to Combating Disordered Eating Great Success

EDEN joined forces with Amazon Boardstore and Sachie’s Kitchen to raise awareness about a growing problem

EDEN, New Zealand’s eating difficulties support and health promotion service, joined together with Amazon Boardstore Parnell and Sachie’s Kitchen, to hold a ‘Love Your Body – Cook and Skate’ event on the 11th December 2011.

Using skating and sushi to raise awareness about disordered eating is a first. EDEN Manager, Deb Schwarz, explains, “EDEN promotes a view of health indexed to wellbeing, not weight. The combination of skate lessons with communal cooking and eating shows that health practices of living actively and eating a range of nutritional food can be fun for everyone.”

The event showcased EDEN’s Body Image Leaders (BILs). ‘Our BILS are teenage volunteers trained to promote health messages in their schools and work towards preventing disordered eating, appearance bullying, and body image issues. These messages include; ways to improve body image, critical thinking, health and wellbeing, living actively and eating a range of nutrition,’ Deb Schwarz says.

Sachie Nomura of Asian Cooking School, Sachie’s Kitchen, is highly supportive of this initiative, ‘The work EDEN do in the community is so important. We have all had, at some point in our lives, body image issues; particularly in relation to what we see in the media on TV, in magazines and the like, so it’s a cause the team at Sachie’s Kitchen believe we can all relate to’.

At the Love Your Body event, the BILs received skating lessons from pro-skaters Simon Thorp and Adam Wharekawa and learnt to make sushi with the team at Sachie’s Kitchen.

EDEN Health Promotion Coordinator, Marcela Cameron says, “It was exciting to see the BILs practicing what they teach to students. They run health classes, assemblies and events like Love Your Body and work so hard promoting health in their schools. They deserve an opportunity to have some fun with food and physical activity.”

About EDEN:
EDEN is a non-profit community agency based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. For the past 21 years EDEN has provided support for eating difficulties and health promotion services. For more information see www.eden.org.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: From Free Press to Fancy Dress - Spielberg's The Post

Stephen Spielberg's The Post is an opportune newsroom drama in which a corrupt Republican president wages war against the "liberal media," as its plucky proprietor risks economic and legal ruin to bring the Pentagon Papers to public light. Its true protagonist is publisher Katharine Graham, a stringently diplomatic businesswoman, reluctantly compelled to take an overtly political stance in the interests of democracy and freedom of the press. More>>



Howard Davis Review: The Black Dog of Empire - Joe Wright's Darkest Hour'

On the eve of England's contorted efforts to negotiate its ignominious retreat from Europe and the chaotic spectacle of the Tory party ratifying its undignified departure from a union originally designed to prevent another World War, there has been a renewed appetite for movies about 1940. More>>



Howard Davis Review: Anger Begets Anger - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

For fans of what Ricky Gervais termed "number movies" (Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Ocean's 11, Se7en), Martin McDonagh's latest offering will be a welcome addition to the roster. The Irish playwright turned screenwriter and director has produced another quirky and darkly comic tragedy that evolves around the futility of anger and grief, retribution and revenge. More>>

Howard Davis: Sexting in George Dawe's Genevieve - Part I

Te Papa's permanent collection includes an enormous oil painting by the English artist George Dawe called Genevieve (from by a poem by S.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love') that was prominently featured in the 2013 exhibition Angels & Aristocrats. Compare the massive immensity of the bard's gorgeously gilded harp with the stubby metallic handle of the Dark Knight's falchion, both suggestively positioned at crotch-level. Dawe's enormous canvas invokes a whole history of blushing that pivots around a direct connection to sexual arousal. More>>

ALSO:

Ethnomusicology: Malian ‘Desert Blues’ Revolutionaries To Storm WOMAD

Malian band Tinariwen (playing WOMAD NZ in March 2018) are a true musical revolutionaries in every sense. Active since 1982, these nomadic Tuareg or ‘Kel Tamashek’ (speakers of Tamashek) electric guitar legends revolutionised a traditional style to give birth to a new genre often called ‘desert blues’. They also have a history rooted deeply in revolution and fighting for the rights of their nomadic Tamashek speaking culture and people. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland