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Friday, February 4, 2011

Eating Disorders Action Group shutting down

News of local service closing due to lack of funding, as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Today I received a note through another editor about the Eating Disorders Action Group shutting down in the spring.

It is with sad hearts we are letting you know that the Eating Disorders Action group is closing due to lack of funding. Though our programs remained strong our funding opportunities had not over the years. The United Way has been kind to keep us going, but we struggled financially for some time.

I recently spoke to EDAG for my story on artist Meghan Clarkston. There are still a couple of places that offer services for those with disordered eating including the Capital Health Eating Disorder Clinic (473-6288, cdha.nshealth.ca) and The Self-Help Connection (466-2011, selfhelpconnection.ca), but this is one of the only places that offers drop-in services. It's a real blow for the community, especially as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts on February 6.

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