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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host Events During Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 18th, 2013

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

WHAT: The University of Missouri Counseling Center, Women’s Center and Love Your Body Committee will host several events during the 26th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders, improve access to treatment, and work toward preventing eating disorders and body image issues.

Some events include “Operation Beautiful,” an event where the public can post positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms in the MU Student Union and Student Center restrooms; a public showing of the film America the Beautiful, a documentary focusing on self-image in the United States with a discussion to follow; and a free online eating disorder screening. The online eating disorder screening can be taken at http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/eat.htm.

WHO: Students, faculty and staff of MU.

WHEN &

WHERE: Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22

Various locations

MU campus

NOTES: All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of events visit   http://womenscenter.missouri.edu/?tribe_events=eating-disorders-awareness-week/.

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