Eating Disorders Awareness Week to be Observed at WWU

The Health Services office at William Woods University will conduct an Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Monday (Feb. 27) through March 4. Events will focus on positive self image, how the media affects a person’s body image and eating habits, information on eating disorders, as well as information on how to help a friend.
Events planned for the week include:

Monday, Feb. 27, 3 to 5 p.m., in McNutt Campus Center—Students are invited to help make a display for Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Health Services will be making “flags” of paper reflecting positive body image and self esteem.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., in the Library Auditorium––Students are invited to view a short film, “Killing Us Softly 3,” by Jean Kilbourne, in which she uses more than 160 ads and TV commercials to critique advertising’s image of women.

Wednesday, March 1, 6 p.m., in Burton Business Building, room 100—“Eating Disorders: Causes, How to Help Your Friends, and Insights on Media.” Justine Brooks from McCallum Place will speak on eating disorders. McCallum Place is a residential and outpatient facility on St. Louis for individuals with eating disorders.

Thursday, March 2, 1:05 to 1:45 p.m., in Thurmond Chapel—“Where Soul Meets Body,” by the Rev. Travis Tamerius, university chaplain.

Thursday, March 2, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Health Services Clinic—“Get Real Information. Set Real Goals.” Students are invited to visit Health Services and learn their BMI (body mass index) and ideal body weight, and to receive brief counseling about what is normal and what is not.

For more information, call Health, Counseling and Faith Services at (573) 592-4222.