Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!
Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach. To learn more about this program or to request a mentor, check out the ECM page via Health Services.
Along with helping students one on one, ECMs also work to promote positive body image all around campus. One of their biggest events is Fat Talk Free Week, held every year in October. This year it will be from October 21st to the 25th. All week long ECMs will be promoting Fat Talk Free with different events and activities on campus. "Fat Talk" includes saying things like "These pants make my legs look fat" or "I wish I could be skinnier." It is basically all negative comments in regards to the way we look or feel. ECM is dedicated to erasing all fat talk, not just to our campus, but to everyone. Be sure to look for the life sized Barbie that will be at the library all week, visit event tables in the MUB, and see the awesome shows that will playing at the MUB theaters. Mark your calendars!