Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 22-25

Friday, February 19, 2021 Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 22-25

The transition to college can be challenging. During difficult times, one’s coping strategies can be depleted, sometimes resulting in changes to control eating patterns and/or perception of appearance. During Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 22-25, the UNL Nebraska Eating Disorder Network Student Association (UNL NEDN) invites all Huskers to learn about the warning signs and available resources for disordered eating or eating disorder behaviors.

“We hope the week provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to gain more information and resources about eating disorders and body image concerns,” said Himani Patel, president of UNL NEDN. “We also hope this is an opportunity for individuals to connect with our RSO and learn ways to support one another on and off campus.”

Cosponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the awareness week includes conversations on mindful eating and sessions sharing techniques to cope with anxiety and stress.

  • Monday, Feb. 22 – If you want a cookie, have a cookie!
    11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Union
    Pick up a free cookie and Eating Disorders Awareness Week information.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Relax & Recharge
    6 p.m., Nebraska Union
    Relax with friends and learn new breathing techniques for coping with stress/anxiety. Space is limited. Registration required at go.unl.edu/edawyoga.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24:
    • If you want a cookie, have a cookie!
      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Union
      Pick up a free cookie and Eating Disorders Awareness Week information.
    • Mindful Eating
      4-6 p.m., East Campus
      Learn to practice mindful eating. Registration required at go.unl.edu/edawmindfuleating.
    • Massage Chairs
      1-3 p.m., Campus Rec
      Enjoy relaxing with a massage. Registration required at go.unl.edu/edawmassagecrec.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25:
    • Massage Chairs
      1-3 p.m., Rec & Wellness Center, Room 110
      Enjoy relaxing with a massage. Registration required at go.unl.edu/edawmassagerwc.
    • The Truth About Fad Diets, Promises Mad, Never Kept
      6-7:30 p.m., Zoom
      Learn about diet culture and listen to a power story about one person’s journey. Registration required via Zoom.

    In-person events require face coverings and will adhere to six feet of physical distance. Participants must show “Building Access granted” status in the Safer Community app to attend in-person educational sessions.

    Students interested in counseling services or in need of additional support, should call CAPS (402) 472-7450 to make an appointment.

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