We are in the midst of NEDAW and for both men and women, college is a vital time to educate them. Eating disorders are a silent epidemic on our campuses because no one wants to talk about it. This year’s key message is:
Be comfortable in your genes. Wear jeans that fit the TRUE you.
As an example of how to integrate it on campus, NU (Northeastern University) is hosting events all week in honor of NEDAW.
Each day is dedicated to a different cause, and each day is a different way for you to help!
MONDAY: Learn about disordered eating in the US, who is being affected, and Why those suffering from an eating disorder may not be getting the care they deserve.
TUESDAY: What Can You Do To Help? Come pick up information on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to help a friend who may be struggling.
WEDNESDAY: “Be Comfortable in Your Genes!” – Donate your “skinny” jeans and other old clothes that no longer fit your body comfortably in the CSC. Encourage yourself to wear clothes that fit the REAL you! Donations will be made to Rosie’s Place.
THURSDAY: Declaration Day! Come to the CSC and sign our “No Weigh” contract, declare yourself
free from the constraints of a weight-obsessed world!
Check out the National Eating Disorders Association’s website for more info and other activities.