UNH Eating Concerns Awareness Week

UNH Eating Concerns Awareness Week is brought to you by the Eating Concerns Mentors, a Health Services peer education group.

UNH Eating Concerns Awareness Week


 FEBRUARY 21-27, 2016


 Eating Concerns Awareness Week (ECAW) is a national campaign through the National Eating Disorder Association.  Eating disorders don’t discriminate.  Anyone can suffer—the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease and has one of the lowest funding for research.  Over 30 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder and that number is expected to be much higher due to many people who live in silence with an eating disorder.  Join us in raising awareness about eating disorders at UNH. 

Join the Conversation! 

Eating Concerns Awareness Week is taking over campus--find our displays at the following locations all week! Take a picture of yourself at the display with the #unhecm to be entered in our drawing to win a FREE BEATS BY DR DRE STUDIO HEADPHONES! Brought to you by Health Services Peer Education group.

Get Social! #UNHECM



Body Positivity workshop  10:00 - 11:30am on Monday, 2/22 @ Health Services
Destress/Calming Station  12:30 - 1:30pm on Tuesday, 2/23 @ Health Services
How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder 12:30 - 1:30pm on Wednesday, 2/24 @ Health Services

DISPLAYS Around Campus

Heart  Your Parts @ Campus Recreation Fitness Lobby Monday 6:00 - 8:00Pm
Put a heart shaped sticker on your favorite body part & take part in our “Heart Your Parts” photo shoot. See what UNH students love about their bodies.
“Love the GENES Your In” -  Clothesline Exhibit @ Campus Recreation
Check out our clothesline display of decorated “thinspiration” jeans students  THREW OUT of their closet to STOP trying to fit into them and challenging negative body talk. 
Food POSITIVITY signage @ HOCO
Check out all the positive things each food group does for you with our signage around HOCO all week.
Life-sized Barbie Doll @ Dimond Library
Did you ever think what a Barbie Doll would look like if she were real? Come to the first floor and check out her UNreal measurements.
“Lose your weight lies donation bin” @ MUB Union Court
Check out our see-through donation bin and discard magazines and catalogs that perpetuate “thinspiration” or negative body talk.
#MYBODYDOES Post-its all over campus
Write what your body does for you and why you love it on post-its and stick them up on campus throughout the week.  Post-its are available at our events.


Get Help at UNH

UNH Health Services 

Looking For Help? Request a UNH Eating Concerns Mentor
ECMs are trained  UNH students who provide individual support around body image, eating disorders, and eating concerns. If you are a UNH student working toward recovery from an eating concern, struggling to prevent relapse from an eating concern or are questioning whether you have an eating concern, requesting an ECM may be helpful. The program is also for students concerned about a friend or family member with these issues. 

Request a UNH Eating Concerns Mentor

Additional Resources

Online Eating Disorder Screening

This anonymous online screening takes only a few minutes and consists of a series of questions. After completing the screening, you will receive referral information through the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline for personal evaluation by a medical professional.  This is a great first step if you are concerned about your relationship with food and your body. 



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