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.
Monday, February 25
Operation Beautiful - All Week
Look for body positive notes left by Eating Concerns Mentors around Durham's campus.
Tuesday, February 26
Diet Myths Busted: 5-8pm, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Come learn more about dieting myths and make a healthy workout snack.
Wednesday, February 27
Muscle Dysmorphia: 5-8pm, Hamel Recreation Center (HRC)
Stop by and learn more about muscle dysmorphia from the Eating Concerns Mentors.
Thursday, March 28
Positivity Rocks: 11am-2pm, MUB Union Court
Make your own positivity rock -- decorate it however you want and add a positive message to YOURSELF!
Friday, March 1
Body Positive Meditation: 12:30-1pm, Health & Wellness Conference Room
End your week with some body positive meditation. Appreciate your body just the way it is because it's perfect!
Students have access to a variety of services to help with eating concerns:
- Eating Concerns Mentor
- 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.