Make Peace with Food

Exploring Mindfulness and Intuitive Eating

  • Do you want to break up with dieting and heal your relationship with food?
  • Do you want to be able to eat all your favourite foods and feel satisfied?
  • Do you want to ditch all the rules and restrictions and learn to trust your body?

Join us to learn more about the non-diet approach to health and wellness

In this course, taught by a registered dietitian and a mental health therapist, you will learn how to trust your body to guide you in determining when, what and how much to eat. 

We will explore in a group setting how to break free from dieting rules so that you may choose to eat the foods you love to satisfy your body and mind.

This 6-week course is open to anyone with a family physician at Medical Associates of Port Perry and is free to attend.  Pre-registration is required.  Check our Events Calendar for our next program date.


Eating Disorders

Free Virtual Training:

"Break Free from ED" workbook modules

Please complete Module 1 before first session and continue to work through as able.

Your Recovery Resource

Free virtual training on demand for parents and caregivers

A Program fro Navigating Your Loved Ones Eating Disorder

Other Resources for Eating Disorders:

Change Creates Change

Body Brave

Sheena's Place

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre - BC Children's Hospital

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre - Meal support video

NEDIC - National Eating Disorder Information Centre           NEDIC Helpline: 1-866-633-4220

NIED - National Initiative for Eating Disorders

F.E.A.S.T. - Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders

CHEO - Understanding Eating Disorders in Adolescence

Private Practice Registered Dietitians


Non-Diet approach

These books are all-round excellent books for anyone:

· Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison, MPH, RD - Reclaim your time, money, well-being, and happiness through intuitive eating

· Unapologetic Eating by Alissa Rumsey MS, RD - Make peace with food and transform your life

· Fat Talk by Virginia Sole-Smith - Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture

· Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May MD - A mindful eating program to break your eat-repent-repeat cycle

· Your Child’s Weight -Helping Without Harming by Ellyn Satter MS RD LCSW BCD


Eating Disorders

These books will help you learn more about eating disorders:

· How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder by Catie Crosby and Wendy Sterling

· Ed Says U Said by June Alexander and Cate Sangster - Eating Disorder Translator

· When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder by Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD - Practical strategies to help your teen recover from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating

· Befriending Your Body by Ann Saffi Biasetti - A self-compassionate approach to freeing yourself from disordered eating

· A Parent’s Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders by Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper - Spotting the Stealth Bomber and Other Symbolic Approaches

· Pursuing Perfection by Margo Maine PhD, FAED, CEDS and Joe Kelly - Eating disorders, body myths, and women at midlife and beyond

Mental Health

Walking for Wellness - a weekly walk to get out and explore the community!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on developing skills to manage depression and anxiety, and is facilitatedin person over a 6 week period. Participants will learn evidence-based CBT strategiesto manage mood and anxiety, as well as the opportunity to practice these skills. Thisprogram is best suited for individuals 18 + who experience mild to moderatedepression or anxiety and who are motivated to participate in home practice.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
CBT-I focuses on non-pharmacological therapy for the treatment of insomnia and isfacilitated in person over a 6-week period. This is an evidence-based approach that hasproven to be more effective in treating insomnia long term than both over the counterand prescription sleep medications. Participants will learn CBT-I strategies to createbetter sleep efficiency. This program is best suited for individuals 18+ who experienceinsomnia and are motivated to make changes to their sleep habits. CBT-I is not suitablefor those who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder oruntreated or inadequately treated Sleep Apnea.