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Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 23-26

The Counseling Center at Appalachian State University will present a series of programs Feb. 23-26 to raise awareness about eating disorders.

The center will have a walk-in clinic Monday-Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and Friday from 1-3 p.m. for those who are concerned that they might have an eating disorder. Individuals can also visit   www.counseling.appstate.edu and click “online screening” for information.

A No “Fat Talk” Zone and contact table in Plemmons Student Union will provide information on eating disorders and body image beginning Monday, Feb. 23.

A program on ways to help someone who might have an eating disorder will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room.

Learn about America’s obsession with thinness Feb. 24 from 5-6 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room. A witty video that uses more than 160 ads to critique advertising’s image of women will be shown. Viewers are invited to look at familiar images in a new way that moves and empowers them to take action. The video will be followed by a discussion.

“The Body Project” will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room. It’s safer than Botox, less invasive than a tummy tuck, and faster than any diet. Feel beautiful in one hour and join others for interactive empowerment.

“Ladies Night Out” will be held Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in Appalachian Panhellenic Hall.
Discover your inner and outer beauty during this night of pampering, crafts, snacks and other feel-good activities.

Learn if you are eating healthy, have an eating disorder or test your mood. Free assessments, information, and tips for eating and cooking on campus and in the residence halls will be offered Thursday, Feb. 26, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room.

Also Feb. 26, “Body Language: Speaking Out about Body Image and Eating Issues” will be the focus of an open microphone night at Crossroads Coffee Shop in the student union. Share and hear artistic reactions to our culture’s struggle with appearance. The program begins at 8 p.m. and includes free coffee and snacks.

For more information, call the Counseling Center at 262-3180 or visit www.counseling.appstate.edu. The events are sponsored by the Counseling Center, part of the Division of Student Development.

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