Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association with the goal of shining the spotlight on eating disorders and providing life-saving resources to those struggling.Our 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights NEDA’s movement toward inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and our goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that their stories are valid. We invite everyone, especially those whose stories have not been widely recognized, to have the opportunity to speak out, share their experiences, and connect with others.
What is Eating Disorder Awareness Week?
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a collaboration between Vandal Health Education, the Women's Center, and the Counseling and Testing Center. Events are geared toward raising awareness about eating disorders and provide resources to those in need. The mission of Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders, improve access to treatment, and provide factual information about eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses - not choices - and it's important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder.
This year, we urge you talk about the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape body image and disordered eating with family, friends and your community. The 2019 theme is Come As You Are. With 30 million Americans struggling with an eating disorder at some point in their lives, it's time to talk about eating disorders on our campus.
- Raises awareness that eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses, not lifestyle choices
- Provides accurate information to educational and medical communities
- Directs people to potentially life-saving information and resources about eating disorders
- Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) | 208-885-6716
The CTC staff of psychologists and supervised doctoral interns and graduate students offers students a wide range of free and confidential counseling services, resources and referrals.
Schedule an appointment by calling 208-885-6716. The CTC is located in Mary E. Forney Hall Room 306. Get directions »
- Nutrition Counseling | 208-885-6717
The campus dietitian is available for nutrition counseling services by appointment. Cost to meet with the dietitian is $15 billed to the student's account.
Schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a cooking class, talk about mental health, and find ways to build a healthier lifestyle.
Email Vandal Health Education at email@example.com.
February 25, 2019
Free Speech Wall: Stop by the free speech wall in the Commons and leave a comment about what it means to "Come As You Are". Available all week.
Zumba with-out Mirrors: Celebrate the joy of movement and with-out worrying what you look like in the mirror! Come as you are to this (free) fun dance party workout! No experience needed. Located in the Student Recreation Center MAC. 5-6 p.m.
February 26, 2019
February 27, 2019
How to Help a Friend presentation: Join the Campus Dietitian for a presentation on how to help a friend with an eating disorder. The short presentation starts at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by an open forum to ask questions and learn about eating disorder resources. The Campus Dietitian will be available until 1 p.m. in the Aurora Room of the Commons.
Eating Disorder Screenings: 4:30-6:30 p.m. HUB
February 28, 2019
Eating Disorder Screenings: 10:30-2:30 Commons
February 25, 2019
Crafternoon at the Women's Center: 12:30-2:30 p.m.