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Feed Your Body & Soul Week 2011
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Feed Your Body and Soul Week will include activities to promote a healthy body image, such as Zumba and Belly-Dancing classes; a movie presentation, Good Hair; a Feed Your Body and Soul Fair; and the Donate Your Skinny Clothes project. (see press link here)

The annual event is being held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week). The national theme for 2011 is “It’s Time to Talk About It,” referring to the need to raise awareness that eating disorders are serious illnesses. NEDAwareness Week activities are designed to combat the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that can contribute to eating disorders.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that as many as 10 million females and 1 million males in the United States struggle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Approximately 15 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder. A study conducted with 3500 undergraduate students at Texas Tech by graduate student, Kristin Goodheart (supervised by Jim Clopton, Ph.D. of the Psychology Department), found that approximately 1 in every 7 women and 1 in every 20 men at Texas Tech experience clinically significant symptoms of eating disorders.

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Let the Music Move You - Try Zumba!
    Participate in a free, introductory class in Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that lets the music move you! Zumba combines Latin and international music to provide a work-out with the pure joy of a party!
    TTU SUB Matador RM | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | FREE

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Featured Film: Good Hair (2009)
    Chris Rock produced and starred in this thought-provoking documentary that is as funny as it is enlightening. This film shows how hair impacts body image, relationships, and finances of the Black community.
    TTU Human Science Bldg. RM 169 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | FREE

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    Appreciate Your Curves - Try Belly-Dancing!
    Participate in a FREE, introductory class in belly-dancing, an easy and fun way to exercise. Belly-dancing provides a great cardio-vascular workout and improves flexibility and strength all while having fun and learning to appreciate your body.
    TTU Rec Center RM 114 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | FREE

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
    Feed Your Body and Soul Fair
    Here’s to your Health! Come visit the Feed Your Body Fair to learn more on intuitive eating, media literacy and activism, and health at every size! Goody bags, t-shirts, and free food will be available for the taking! Free t-shirts while supplies last!
    TTU Student Union Bldg. Atrium | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | FREE Smoothies!

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
    Celebration of Recovery
    Hear someone's personal story about their path to recovery from an eating disorder.
    TTU Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, Serenity Room | 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. | FREE

  • Take the Skinny Clothes Challenge!
    Does holding on to clothes that don’...t fit really motivate people to lose weight, or could it be holding them back? Here’s a list of honest reasons why keeping too-tight clothes might actually hurt your self-esteem, weight loss efforts and more:

    1. They become a constant reminder that you are not your "ideal" size.
    2. Keeping clothes from yesterday is a symptom of living in the past. 3. When your skinny jeans don't fit, you can feel like a failure, even when you're making real progress.
    4. Striving to fit into your skinny jeans may lead you to unsafe dieting practices.
    5. Longing for your former figure can prevent you from finding happiness today.

    So clean out your closets and help those in need. All clothing donations will be given to Women's Protective Services.

    Donations will be collected on-campus starting February 22nd and ending on March 1st at the following locations:
    - Student REC Center (North Entrance)
    - SUB - Horn-Knapp Lobby
    - Student Counseling Center
    - Marsha Sharp Center for Student Athletes

Find a schedule of Feed Your Body and Soul week events at

Click here to download the poster: FYBS Poster PDF

Contact Lynda Silva at the Student Counseling Center for questions at 742-3674 or

Sponsored by:
Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center
Student Health Services
Rec Sports
Center for Campus Life
TTU Women’s Studies
Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery
Center for Prevention and Resiliency