National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Monday, January 27, 2014
The countrywide observance of National Eating
Disorder Awareness Week is February 23 through March 1. The National Eating
Disorders Association (NEDA)’s theme this year is: “I had no idea that eating
disorders can destroy lives. Get in the know.” For more
information, please go to: http://nedawareness.org/ .
In Iowa, the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
(EDCI) is planning activities from February 20 through 28 in Des Moines and
Ames. The group’s headline speaker this year is Ralph Carson, LD, RD,
PhD, a binge eating clinical specialist from Nashville, TN. Dr. Carson
has been involved in clinical treatment of obesity, addictions and eating
disorders for more than 35 years. For more on Dr. Carson, his
presentations, and the activities planned by EDCI to expand awareness of eating
disorders, please see: http://www.edciowa.com/#!2014-edci/c1r7t .
At The University of Iowa, Student Health &
Wellness has scheduled events directed toward students, which are open to faculty and
staff as well.
Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, C20 Pomerantz Center -- Film Screening and Panel
Discussion: “Someday Melissa -- the story of an eating disorder, loss and
Feb. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, 217 Phillips Hall -- Real Issues in College: Body and Weight
Dissatisfaction (video clips and discussion)