Embody Carolina, Carolina Dining Services, Campus Recreation and various student groups on UNC’s campus are trying to teach students what they don’t know about eating disorders.
The annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 23 to March 1, and the theme for this year is “I Had No Idea.” UNC’s campus marked the start of the week with activities in the Pit and a show of body acceptance in the Student Recreation Center.
All of the studio mirrors in the SRC were covered during the day to encourage exercising students not to obsess over their body images.
This week’s events
Several groups will be hosting activities on campus during the week:
- Tuesday: noon Chobani Tasting in Lenior Main Street, 6:30p.m. Smoothin’ Out the Psyche at
- Wednesday, 8 p.m. Candle Light Service in the Pit
- Thursday, 6 p.m. Cooking Demonstration in Lenior, 7 p.m. Body Kind Yoga Class in the SRC
Recent UNC graduate Colleen Daly, a co-founder of Embody Carolina and intern at Campus Recreation, said Mirrorless Mondays help people recognize what’s most important during their workouts.
“What we do in a fitness class is about supporting our bodies and how they feel, rather than what they look like,” Daly said.