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 day of the week to highlight awareness of eating disorders.
Monday - Mindful Monday
This day is to stress the importance of enjoying your food and listening to your body.Most people rush through their meals and don’t take the time to relax.There will be a Mindful Eating Lunch Meditation from 12 noon to 1pm in the MUB room 237.It is open for people to bring their own lunch and listen to Maria Caplan, the Nutrition Educator, guide them through a mindful eating meditation.The UNH community is welcome to come and go as they please.
Tuesday – Trash Negative Talk Tuesday
Stop by an inspiration table at the MUB food court from 11am-2pm to write down negative body talk then trash them.You can also receive a body positive tag to keep and help remind you to stay positive.
Wednesday- Who Inspires You Wednesday
Our table at the MUB will display woman that have inspired us and if this inspiration had anything to do with their looks.Usually our inspirations are not based on beauty and it is important to recognize what really inspires us.Wednesday night we will be showing Tough Guise 2:Violence, Manhood & American Culture from 8pm-10:30pm in MUB theatre I. It’s a really interesting film and will be followed by a discussion.
Don’t miss out on all the great events of the Eating Concerns Awareness Week!To learn more about the events, visit Health Services!
Dawn Zitney, Health Services