Feb. 13, 2006
Morningside College will observe National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW), which is Feb. 26 through March 4, with a special program by Dr. Brenda Crawford, personal counselor at Morningside. The presentation is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The free event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and Resident Education. The public is invited.
The theme for this year’s NEDAW, “Be Comfortable in Your Genes,” focuses on helping individuals feel at ease with their natural size and provides a foundation for addressing the fact that eating disorders are serious illnesses, not choices.
In her presentation, Crawford will present an overview of the most common types of eating disorders and their development, explore society’s role in the eating disorder “trend,” and look at how individuals can help themselves or others who may have problems with their eating habits.
NEDAW has been observed annually since 1987 and is the nation's largest eating disorders outreach effort. During NEDAW, health care providers, educators, social workers, family members, students, and eating disorder professionals work to teach people of all ages about the importance of promoting positive body image and raise awareness about the dangers of eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.