Eating Disorder Awareness Week
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Through National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and the University of Idaho aim to improve public understanding of eating disorders, their causes and treatments, and to empower everyone to reduce risk factors and join prevention efforts.
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. 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) | 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 »
- Clinical Nutrition Counseling | Gritman Medical Center's registered dietitians provide nutrition counseling. Please check with your insurance company to find out if your plan covers medical nutrition therapy.
Register for the Body Project
What: Connect with others in the body acceptance movement. Join this four-week series to get the tools to find your voice and become an advocate for body acceptance, a chance to challenge the system and confront stigma in a hands on, fun environment where we can practice pushing back against unwanted body comments. With permission to prioritize self-care, you will begin improving your body image which is the first step to helping yourself and others in the body acceptance movement! This course is facilitated by Tia Ogus, NEDA Body Project trained facilitator and Vandal Health Education.
When: Meets Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 5-6 p.m. via Zoom (link and information will be provided upon registration.).
Who: College-age women who want to improve their body image. The series is intended to be a eating disorders prevention program, not a treatment option for women diagnosed with an eating disorder and in active treatment.
Registration: Register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual space is limited, you must register. Please plan to attend all four sessions if you register!
Email Vandal Health Education at email@example.com.