[NEDAwareness Week] A Clinical Presentation on Eating Disorders (2/27, Thu)

Did you know next week (2/24 – 3/2) is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week?
Did you know that only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment? Did you know that Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness? [1]

2/26 update: Location at 110 Barrows, 6-7:30pm!
The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) has invited Joseph Walloch, M.A., for a presentation–“Eating Disorders: A Clinical Presentation of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Other Forms of Disordered-Eating.” We will be discussing the severity of this issue, its impact on people’s lives, how to recognize the signs and what we can do to raise awareness about eating disorders.
Successful treatment of eating disorders require not only counseling from psychologists and/or psychiatrists, but also medical assistance and nutrition education from other professions, such as social workers, dietitians and/or physicians [2] Not only nutrition education, but also counseling, intervention and checking if nutrition needs are met are important parts of our jobs as dietitians.

From the National Eating Disorder Association:
“Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.”[3]

Please join us for this educational presentation and see our Facebook Page for updates on specific location (TBA!) Don’t forget our meeting this week (2/20, Thu, 6pm at 138 Morgan) with Guest Speaker Ashley! Hope your 3-day weekends were relaxing!!!

Related Resources & References:
NEDAwarness Week Website http://nedawareness.org/
[1] Statistics from ANAD Website http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/
[2] “Treating an Eating Disorder” from NEDA Website http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/treating-eating-disorder
[2] “What are Eating Disorders?” from NEDA Website http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/sites/default/files/ResourceHandouts/GeneralStatistics.pdf

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