February 24, 2014
Eating Concerns Awareness Week has arrived!
Put on every year by the Eating Concern Mentors at Health Services, this week is devoted to raising awareness about eating disorders. Almost everyone knows someone who has struggled with an eating disorder or body image issues. Eating disorders are the most common and most deadly forms of mental illness. It’s about so much more than just food and it also affects both men and women. The Eating Concern Mentors have a different theme each... Read More
November 27, 2013
Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing. Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and... Read More
October 21, 2013
As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts.
Because we live in a society where there is such a strong emphasis on a “perfect” body, negative thoughts arise in many young people. College has such a dense... Read More