Eating Concerns Awareness Week
Eating Concerns Awareness Week is brought to you by Eating Concerns Mentors, a Health & Wellness peer education group. This awareness week corresponds to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a national campaign of the National Eating Disorder Association.Campus events and activities are designed to help raise awareness about eating concerns.
Eating concerns and 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. More than 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. Use #UNHECM on social.
Tuesday, February 25
Positive Social Media: 11am-2pm, MUB Union Court
Learn about the effects of social media on body image and discover some ways social media may help improve body image
Wednesday, February 26
Body Positive Meditation: 12:30-1pm, Thrive, Hamel Rec Center room 238
Take a mid-day pause to slow down and appreciate your body just how it is.
Thursday, February 27
Intuitive Eating: 11am-2pm, MUB Union Court
Learn about the 10 principles of intuitive eating and how to incorporate them into your life.
Students have access to a variety of services to help with eating concerns:
- Eating Concerns Mentors
- Confidential Nutrition Counseling
- Stress Management Education/Counseling
- Medical Services
- UNH Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)
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.