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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week observed Feb. 27-March 2

miss_representation_t.jpgBOONE—National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 27-March 2. A series of events to bring awareness to this issue is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Women’s Center and The Eating Disorders Awareness Week Planning Committee.

Miss Representation.jpg“Miss Representation,” a film screening about how American youth are sold the concept that women’s and girls’ value is in their youth, beauty and sexuality, will be shown March 1 as part of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week observation at Appalachian State University.

All events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. All will be located in Plemmons Student Union unless otherwise noted:

On Monday, Feb. 27, from noon-1 p.m. a screening of “Killing Us Softly 4: How advertising impacts body image,” will take place in Linville Falls Room.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, “Feel Beautiful in One Hour,” an interactive workshop to focus on the real you will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Linville Falls Room. Also, “A New Spin on Exercise,” an energizing spin class, will take place from 7-8 p.m. in Mt Mitchell/Life Fitness Center (LFC) on the third floor of the student union.

On Wednesday Feb. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m., “Real Bodies, Real Stories,” a panel discussion featuring those in recovery and how to help others, will take place in Table Rock Room. Snacks and refreshments will be served at this event.

On Thursday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m., “10 Healthy Ways to De-stress,” a hands-on demonstration and giveaway, will be in Calloway Peak Room. From 7 to 9 p.m., “Miss Representation,” a film screening about how American youth are being sold the concept that women’s and girls’ value is in their youth, beauty and sexuality, will be shown in 114 Belk Library.

Friday, March 2, marks the theme of “Barefaced and Beautiful,” a chance for everyone to spend the day with their true beauty, with no makeup and no fancy clothes. The last event in the series, “A New Spin on Exercise,” will be from 12:15-1:15 in Mt. Mitchell/LFC on the third floor of the student union.

All week long, the Great Jeans Give Away will allow students to let go of jeans that are too small and trigger negative body issues. A contact table is set up in Plemmons Student Union Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. When you donate your pre-worn jeans, you will be given coupons for Anna Banana’s and Gladiola Girls, both located on King Street, and a chance to win new jeans. All collected jeans will be donated to Oasis, Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter, a non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga and surrounding counties

For questions on the events, contact the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180.

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