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19 November 2015 | Hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, Centre for Addictions Research of BC and Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program.
Campus members experience a continuum of healthy to unhealthy relationships with food, alcohol and other substances. Like sex and other feel-good things in life, food and psychoactive substances change the way people feel. And, they can affect the way people relate to each other.
On college campuses today, the intersection of food and substance use is an important part of the positive interactions and community-building that takes place. But this intersection is also associated with increased risks to health and social wellbeing.
"It has to be written in the DNA of institutions that they care about food. From a financial point of view, from a planning point of view, etc. The solution to making it easier is that it needs to start with administrators and key decision makers."
"If you have the will to make the healthy choice the easy choice, you can truly transform food and by extension people’s mental health as well."
"It’s not enough to teach people to be healthy, if the environment in which they live undermines their ability or motivation to engage in healthy actions."
This webinar intended to:
Discussion reflected on the following ideas to help guide a campus response:
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