UNH Eating Concerns Awareness Week

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




 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. 


The UNH Body Project - Spring Break Edition

The Body Project - Spring Break Edition

This interactive program for your residence hall, club, or classroom will focus on the impact that the media’s messaging about college students and spring break has on body image and eating disorders. Presented by the Eating Concerns Mentors. 90 minutes. Request the program now.

Event Schedule

Operation Beautiful 

  • UNH Campus Recreation 
UNH Operation Beautiful

Fitness instructors at Campus Recreation will pass out "post-its" for class participants to write body positive statements to post around the studio or take with them for their residence hall/apartment.

Operation Beautiful is a nationwide program started by a woman who felt the positive effects of viewing positive statements written in bathroom stalls.  She decided to start leaving positive messages on post-its where ever she went. The response was overwhelming positive and many people decided to start doing the idea themselves. 

UNH Love the Jeans Your In - Clothesline Exhibit “Love the Jeans You're In” Clothesline Exhibit and Resource Table 

  • 5pm - 7pm
  • UNH Campus Recreation 

Do you have a pair of jeans that have been laying in your closet to serve as an inspiration to lose weight?  View our "Love the Jeans You're In" display and see why this can be an unhealthy habit, leading to dieting practices or an eating disorder. 

You can contribute to the exhibit by donating jeans and clothes that don't fit you anymore and cut out the size tags from clothes you don't wear and the ECMs will use the tags to create a "Size Doesn't Matter" visual display. Donations can be brought to the table. 

"For the Love of Nancy" - Film Screening & Discussion with Students in Recovery from an Eating Concern

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Theatre II, MUB 

20 years later this movie STILL remains pertinent—showing that in many ways, the impact of eating disorders on college students hasn’t changed. The film will be followed by discussion with UNH students who have personally struggled with an eating concern. Maria Caplan, our Nutrition Educator/Counselor will also be available to answer questions and discuss the prevalence of eating disorders in college and the resources available for recovery.

About the Film 

When Nancy graduates from high school, she is apprehensive about the future. She goes to college and becomes withdrawn. She starts to obsess over her weight, exercising all the time and hardly eating. Her parents ignore the changes in Nancy, until one shocking moment at Christmas when it becomes apparent to everyone that Nancy has a serious problem--she's anorexic.

Free pizza will be provided. Free and open to the community. 

Join the Conversation! 

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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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