Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 23rd – 27th is Eating Disorder Awareness week. To kick off the week, we have asked Janet Brown, dietitian at the NDSU Wellness Center, to speak on the confusion about what is “normal” when it comes to eating and exercise behavior. NDSU Psychology graduate student, Brittany Stevenson will be accompanying Janet and will speak about some of the thought patterns that can complicate weight management or exercise habits. Myths about eating disorders are common and, when it comes to your health, misinformation can have serious consequences. This year's NEDAwareness Week campaign, "I Had No Idea..." aims to improve education about the biological underpinnings, environmental triggers, warning signs and how to help those struggling.
The presentation by Janet and Brittany, “I Had No Idea—Did You?”, will be held in the Plains room of the Memorial Union on Monday, February 23rd at 7:30pm. Instructors are encouraged to offer extra credit for attendance at this presentation. Proof of attendance will be provided.
The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring an activity in the Wellness Center. They are encouraging students to “Sock it to Eating Disorders” by showing off their fun socks and love for their body with a PHOTO BOOTH! It will be available at the Wellness Center on Monday and Thursday Evening from 4-7 pm.
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For more information on Eating Disorders, please see below.
Eating Disorder Information
During college, maintaining a healthy weight and a positive body image can be challenging, especially when academic pressures blend with social expectations. Stress can often translate into skipping meals, compulsive exercising or eating out of control.
If you are concerned about your eating habits, weight or body image - or those of a friend - you can access the National Eating Disorder Awareness free online screening by clicking the link in at the top right of this page.
Eating Disorders On College Campuses Video--Part One
Eating Disorders on College Campuses--Part Two
Eating Disorder Resources
Please see below for further information on eating disorders:
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