UNH Health Services Celebrates
Love Your Body Day
Contact: Lori Gula
UNH Media Relations
Sept. 22, 2002
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire Health Services
will celebrate “Love Your Body Day” Wednesday, Sept.
The day encourages people to speak out against offensive, unhealthy
and unrealistic advertisements and images. The national celebration,
sponsored by the National Organization of Women (NOW), will be held
Highlights of the day’s events include the showing of the
documentary, “Curve,” and the panel discussion following
led by the director and models from the film. The “Love Your
Body Day” quilt will be unveiled. Originally envisioned by
the UNH Eating Concerns Team, a group of university staff members
who work together to address eating concerns issues on campus, the
quilt includes statements from UNH students on what they love about
The day’s events are sponsored by: the Office of Health Education
& Promotion, Health Services, Office of Student Life, Campus
Recreation, President’s Commission on the Status of Women,
and Greek Affairs in cooperation with Chi Omega Sorority. For more
information, contact Suzanne Sonneborn at the Office of Health Education
and Promotion, Health Services, at 603-862-3823.
Schedule of activities for the day:
The Beautiful Wall, Rec Center, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Contribute to this dynamic work of art by telling the world what
makes you special.
“Love Your Body Day” Quilt, Rec Center, 11
View a quilt that was designed and created by residents of Scott
Hall, completed in 2003. This piece of art contains statements on
why individuals love their bodies.
Clothing Drive, Holloway Commons/MUB, sponsored by Chi
Omega, 11 a.m. –7 p.m.
Donate any clothes that don’t fit or you don’t feel
comfortable in. They will be collected and donated to a worthy organization.
Information Table & Display, Holloway Commons, 11 a.m.-7
Learn more about nutrition, eating well and taking care of your
“Curve,” MUB Theater I, 7 p.m.
A panel discussion with the director and model from this film will
follow showing of documentary. Film sheds light on beauty of all
sizes and gives an inside look at the modeling industry.
Yoga, Health Services Conference Room, 1 p.m.
Meditation, Health Services Conference Room, 7 p.m.