Date: April 14, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University's Student Counseling Center, along with other university departments, will host Feed Your Body and Soul Week April 18-22, to raise awareness about eating disorders and body image.

The week will be dedicated to promoting different aspects of physical, mental and emotional health and wellness, with a variety of activities planned.

A one-mile Wellness Walk is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 19). Participants are to meet at the Preston Smith statue at the Administration Building for the beginning of the walk. The first 100 people will receive a free T-shirt.

A yoga workout, emphasizing flexibility, strength and posture, will take place in Room 121 of the Student Recreation Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday (April 19). A Recreation Center membership is not required, but participants should bring a Texas Tech ID.

Eating concerns screenings will take place throughout the day at Student Health Services and at the Student Counseling Center in Room 214 of West Hall on Wednesday (April 20). Screenings also will be held at the Health Sciences Center, Academic Classroom Building, Room 260F from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and in the Student Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m.

A theatrical presentation called "What's Eating You?" is scheduled in the Escondido Theater in the Student Union Building at 7 p.m. on April 20. All of the actors are members of the eating disorders recovery community at Texas Tech, and the play itself focuses on eating disorders.

A Nutrition and Body Acceptance Fair will be held at the Canyon Room in the College of Human Sciences from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday (April 21).

Among other activities during the week, participants will also be encouraged to donate a pair of jeans to the Women's Shelter. Donations can be made at any residence hall, West Hall, Student Health Services or the Human Sciences Building.

For more information about Feed Your Body and Soul Week see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/scc or contact Dr. Stacey Moore at the Student Counseling Center at (806) 742-3674.