Feb. 25 - March 1 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Friday, February 22 2013

Many college students have some type of disordered eating habit, ranging from mild to pathological dieting, to disordered eating and/or clinically diagnosed eating disorders. It is estimated that clinical eating disorders affect 10-20 percent of female university students, and 4-10 percent of male university students.

The goal of NEDAwareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues, while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment.

NEDAwareness Week is a collective effort of volunteers, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.

For a complete listing of NEDAwareness Week events at the University of Idaho, please visit: www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/resources/observance/national-eating-disorders-awareness-week.