Body Acceptance Movement hosts National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Hannah Reed

The Kent State Body Acceptance Movement is teaming up with the National Eating Disorders Association to bring back the annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. NEDAwareness Week will run from Feb. 23 to March 1.

“Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice,” said Megan Carrasco, president of Kent State’s Body Acceptance Movement. “They are serious. They should be talked about.”

Carrasco said the week will consist of three main activities. Begining on Monday with a question and answer panel in room 316 of the Student Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Love Your Body Yoga will be held Wednesday in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are required for this event. A presentation called “Healthy at Every Size” will be held Thursday in Room 318 of the Student Center at 4 p.m.

“We don’t want to just focus on the downside,” Carrasco said. “We want to focus on education and loving yourself.”

Carrasco said the organization will have tables set up on the second floor of the Student Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pass out resources and raise awareness.

For more information, visit Kent State’s Body Acceptance Movement Facebook page.

Contact Hannah Reed at [email protected].