Feed Your Body and Soul Week

The weeklong series of events raises awareness about eating disorders.

Body & Soul Week

Texas Tech University's Feed Your Body and Soul Committee invites the Texas Tech community to join in Feed Your Body and Soul Week (FYBSW), a series of events aimed to raise awareness about eating disorders, body image and soulful living. Events run from Sunday (Feb. 22) through Saturday (Feb. 28).

FYBSW is held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The theme for this year's event is “I Am Enough,” suggesting each person can feel satisfied with who he or she is rather than feeling unhappy with unrealistic standards.

The National Eating Disorders Association reports as many as 10 million females and one 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. FYBSW is one way students on the Texas Tech campus can work to increase awareness and practice body acceptance.

A list of events is as follows:

  • Zumba! class: 7:15 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 22) at Student Rec Center Room 114.
    Try an introductory Zumba class. Experience a workout with the pure joy of a party. Get a free T-shirt when you bring a clothing donation for the Skinny Clothes Challenge. Texas Tech ID required to participate.
  • Skinny Clothes Donation Drive: Monday–Friday (Feb. 23- 27)
    Does holding onto clothes that don't fit hold you back? Practice body acceptance by donating your skinny clothes. All donations go to Women's Protective Services. Donation bins available at the Student Union Building; Talkington, Horn/Knapp and Stangel residence halls; and the Student Rec Center.
  • Feed Your Body Fair: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) at the SUB Ballroom.
    Visit the Feed Your Body Fair to learn more about mindful eating, body acceptance and health at every size. Free food and T-shirts will be available while supplies last.
  • Belly dancing class: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25) at Student Rec Center Room 114.
    Belly dancing provides a great workout while helping you to appreciate your curves. Join our free introductory class. Free T-shirts while supplies last. Texas Tech ID required to participate.
  • Celebration of Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at the Serenity Center in the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery.
    Attendees will hear a personal story of recovery from an eating disorder. Free T-shirts are available while supplies last.

Contribute to our #IAMENOUGH campaign: “I am enough” means something different to everyone. Embrace your inner beauty and proclaim your self-worth. Share what it means to you on social media by using the #IAMENOUGH hashtag.

More information and a complete schedule of Feed Your Body and Soul week events is available at http://counseling.ttu.edu.

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