Feed Your Body and Soul Week

body image

Feed Your Body and Soul (FYBS) Week is coordinated by the Student Counseling Center to help educate the campus community about healthy body image and eating disorders. Infuse yourself with knowledge about healthy eating and living. Some activities place an added emphasis on holistic wellness-physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

FYBS is supported by the Student Counseling Center, Student Wellness Center, Center for Addiction and Recovery, University Student Housing, Rec Sports, The Elisa Project and Women's Studies Program to help educate the campus community about healthy body image and eating disorders.

Annual events are held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week). 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.

Events for 2016

  • The IllusionistThe Illusionists: A Film About the Globalization of Beauty
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | HS 111

    • The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from the halls of Harvard to the galleries of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences.  
    • The Illusionists features prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including: Susie Orbach, Jean Kilbourne, Gail Dines, Susan Linn, Laura Mulvey, Harrison Pope, Nadine Moawad, Ruchi Anand, Paola Audrey Ndengue, Tetsuya Ando, and Jason Karlin.