FSU celebrates ‘Love Your Body Day’ during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Florida State University organizations have teamed up to observe National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 23-27) and will host a Love Your Body Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at Union Green.

University Health Services, Campus Recreation, The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, University Counseling Center, FSU Libraries and several student organizations have partnered together to host the event that will feature food, fun fitness, and activities centered on positive self-image and body acceptance.

Florida State students are also promoting a Love Your Body Day social marketing campaign called Humans Of FSU where a member of the FSU community is featured daily, highlighting characteristics that make their FSU experiences unique. In addition, students are posting positive affirmations and daily images of themselves on social media sites.

NEDAwareness Week is a national effort of healthcare providers, educators, social workers, student groups and individuals committed to raising awareness of the mental and physical dangers associated with eating disorders and the need for increased services related to identifying individuals at-risk and providing early intervention and treatment.

The Love Your Body campaign, sponsored by the National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation, challenges messages from the media and beauty industry that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards. The NOW Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.