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Feb. 27 through March 3 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Old Dominion University is sponsoring the following events:

Information Displays
Monday, Feb. 27-Thursday, Mar. 2, H&PE Building and Village Fitness Center
Receive information on eating disorders, body image, healthy eating, and exercise tips all week long.
Facilitated by: Recreational Sports and Student Health Services

Test Your Eating IQ!
Monday, Feb. 27, 12-1 p.m., South Mall, Webb Center
Are your eating habits healthy? Find out at ODU's National Eating Disorder Screening Program. We are offering free, anonymous screenings for eating disorders and information on how to stop letting food, weight and calories control your life.
Facilitated by: Counseling Services and Student Health Services

Jeans Drive
Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., South Mall, Webb Center
Donate your jeans that do not fit! Make the commitment to be comfortable in your own jeans and help others in need! Donated jeans can also be dropped off in boxes located in The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Community Service Center for the entire week.
Facilitated by: PanHellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Crossing Barriers
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Smithfield Room, Webb Center
Join us for an informational session about identifying eating disorders in women of color. Challenge stereotypes about what type of women suffer from eating disorders and recognize the difference between healthy and unhealthy eating habits. Participants will also be provided with signs, symptoms and resources for treatment.
Presented by: Dr. Angela Jones from Counseling Services.

Still Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Images to Women
Wednesday, March 1, 12-1 p.m, Portsmouth Room, Webb Center
This film reviews the role of women in American TV and print ads. Jean Kilbourne discusses the history of modern advertising and its apparently inherent sexism. Information on eating disorders as they relate to media images will be presented, with a brief discussion following the film.
Facilitated by: Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer from the Women's Center and Dr. Brooke Watanabe from Counseling Services.

Body Image Talk Back Wall
Thursday, March 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., South Mall, Webb Center
Share your thoughts! Take a look at how the media portrays women and body image and then write your feelings and thoughts to the images. Free information and giveaways are also available.
Facilitated by: Counseling Services, Student Health Services, and the Women's Center

Mindful Eating
Thursday, March 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Counseling Services Group Room
Ever caught yourself finishing off a forth piece of pizza without even thinking about it? Or reaching into that potato chip bag more times than you can count? This is called mindless eating and often is a symptom of eating out of boredom or stress. Mindful eating is the practice of eating with every ounce of attention and will leave you feeling more satisfied and content with your eating habits. Mindful eating is especially important if you tend to over-eat or binge, as it is a way of focusing all your attention on what you are eating and how much. Come to this 45-minute session to explore the benefits of mindful eating and participate in an exercise designed to begin a lifetime of healthy mindful eating habits.
Presented by: Dr. Domenica Favero from Counseling Services.

This article was posted on: February 27, 2006

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