Eating Concerns Awareness Week

Eating Concerns Awareness Week

The UNH Eating Concerns Mentors Present...

UNH Eating Concerns Awareness Week

 

ALL WEEK 

LOVE THE JEANS YOU'RE IN

FACT:Love the Jeans You're In
40% of women purchase clothes that are too small in hopes that they will be able to wear them after losing weight.

ACT NOW:
Stop obsessing over how the media tells you your body SHOULD look and start LOVING YOUR BODY on your own terms NOW!   

  • STEP ONE:  Get rid of any jeans in YOUR closet you don’t wear and just keep as a “thinspiration.” Donating your "thinspiration" jeans will help you feel better about yourself and help someone who needs clothing.  
  • STEP TWO:  Love the jeans you’re in. Work at accepting your body and all it does for you. Free yourself from negative body thoughts. 
  • STEP THREE:  Tweet a picture of yourself donating your jeans to @UNHHealth and use the hashtag #UNHECM to be entered to win a  free massage!  Winners will be notified via Twitter. 
  • STEP FOUR:  All week, visit the Whittemore Center lobby to view a display of "thinspiration" jeans donated and decorated by UNH students in an effort to overcome body image difficulties created by a culture that emphasizes the thin ideal. LOVE the JEANS Your'e In!

Body Positive Fitness at Campus Recreation 

All the group fitness classes at UNH Campus Recreation this week will ave a body positive focus. Attend a class (or classes) and enter to win dri-fit t-shirts, water bottles and yoga mats. Enter as many times as you would like. Winners will be announced March 3rd.

 


 

Eating Concerns Awareness Week

Monday - Mindful Monday

Inspiration Station

  • 5pm - 7pm, Campus Recreation  
  • 11am -1pm, Holloway Commons

Heart your Parts!  Collect tattoos and stickers and stick them on your favorite body part and then have fun at the ECM photo shoot where you will be photographed with your tattoo!  All photos will be available for tagging and sharing on the Health Services Facebook page, a great way to show why UNH students heart their parts!  

Mindful Eating Lunch Meditation 

  • 12 noon - 1:00pm
  • 237, MUB  

When was the last time you were truly relaxed, happy, and enjoyed the food you were eating? 
Do you find that the dining hall makes eating stressful?
Do you rush though your lunch, working on homework, instead of truly tasting or enjoying your food?  

Bring your own lunch and join us to eat your meal in a relaxing and quiet environment that is free from stress of the day. Maria Caplan, our Nutrition Educator will guide you through the practice of mindful eating to develop a healthier relationship with food.

Feel free to come and go as you please within the hour.  Open to the UNH Community. 



 Tuesday - Trash Negative Body Talk 

Inspiration Station  

  • 11am - 2pm, MUB Food Court

Write down your negative body thoughts and throw them away in the trash!  Body positive statement tags will be on hand to hang off your backpack, or on your mirror, anywhere you like to remind yourself to keep BODY TALK POSITIVE!



Wednesday - Who Inspires You? 

Inspiration Stations

  • 11am - 2pm, MUB Food Court
  • 5pm - 7pm, Campus Recreation 

Look at our table display and discuss how different each woman looked who has inspired us and if that inspiration had anything to do with looks.  We are taught that beauty follows standards—when in reality, people who inspire us have little to do with how they look.  

Share who inspires you on our inspiration whiteboard,  get your photo taken, then tag and share your photo from the Health Services Facebook page to be entered in a drawing to win a prize!

Film and Discussion - Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture

  • 8:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Theatre I, MUB 

In this update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. The film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture.

Film to be followed by discussion that will be lead by Eating Concerns Mentors (ECMs). Open to the public.  

Learn more about the film >>



 Thursday - Heart Your Parts  

Inspiration Station

 
  • 11am - 2pm
  • MUB Food Court 

Heart your Parts!  Collect tattoos and stickers and stick them on your favorite body part and then have fun at the ECM photo shoot where you will be photographed with your tattoo!  All photos will be available for tagging and sharing on the Health Services Facebook page, a great way to show why UNH students heart their parts!  

 


 

Friday - Fabulous Friday  

The Vagina Monologues at UNH 

  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Strafford Room, MUB 

The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. The Vagina Monologues will be performed by students at University of New Hampshire. Presented by the University of New Hampshire, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP). There is will also be a performance on Saturday, March 1st from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Learn more and purcase Tickets...



 

Join the Conversation! 

Get Social! #UNHECM

 

Get Help at UNH

UNH Health Services 

Additional Resources

Online Eating Disorder Screening

This anonymous online screening takes only a few minutes and consists of a series of questions. After completing the screening, you will receive referral information through the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline for personal evaluation by a medical professional.  This is a great first step if you are concerned about your relationship with food and your body. 

START THE SCREENING NOW

 

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