Love Every Body Week April 7-11th

Love Every Body Week (LEBW) aims to raise awareness about the devastating effects of eating disorders, as well as weight based stigma and discrimination. In addition, resources for recovery and opportunities for empowerment and change are provided. Our campus previously hosted an Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the spring, but that week has evolved to include events incorporating the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) paradigm which promotes accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes, mindful eating, and enjoyable physical activity. The three tenants of the HAES paradigm are:

  • Accepting & respecting the natural diversity of body sizes & shapes
  • Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure & honors internal cues of hunger and fullness
  • Finding the joy in moving one’s body & becoming more physically vital

The new Embodied student club which promotes the HAES paradigm on campus, is taking the lead to plan LEBW this year with assistance from the organization’s faculty advisor and Nutrition and Food Science Professor, Michelle Morris.

This week aims to educate and empower individuals around the issues of eating disorder prevention and recovery, as well as size acceptance and the promotion of good health and social justice for all.


April 7-11, 2014

Monday, April 7

Tabling at Trinity Commons, 11 am-2 pm

Tuesday, April 8

Tabling at Trinity Commons, 11 am-2 pm

America the Beautiful Documentary and Discussion

6-9:00 pm, UHUB

Wednesday, April 9

Dance for Every Body Workshop with Ragen Chastain

3-4:30 pm, WREC 250

Keynote Ragen Chastain presents:

The Positive Body: Real Options for Health, Happiness,

& High Self-Esteem Starting Where You Are Right Now

7-8:00 pm, Ayers 120

Thursday, April 10

The Road to Recovery: Eating Disorder Panel Discussion

4-5:30 pm, Holt Hall 266

Friday, April 11

Find your Weigh to Yay! Scale Making Workshop with Marilyn Wann

1-3:00 pm, Selvester’s 100—Arrive early, supplies limited

All are welcome. Additional support provided by: AS Multicultural Affairs Council, Dept. of Nutrition & Food Science, NFSA, Dept. of Health & Community Services, University Housing & Food Service, Student Health Service, Counseling Center, UMatter, WREC, SHAC, GSEC, CCLC, HPA, The Orion, Staff Council, and The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 For more information contact or 530-898-4757