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Texas Tech to Host “Feed Your Body and Soul” Week to Highlight Eating Disorders

Rob Snyder, KFYO.com

Texas Tech will host a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness about eating disorders.

Tech’s Feed your Body and Soul Week is held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, highlighting the possible ten million females and one million males in the United States that struggle with an eating disorder.

The week will begin with a Zumba! Class at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 24th at the Texas Tech Rec Center’s Court 5.

Monday’s event will be the Skinny Clothes Donation Drive, which will run through Friday, March 1st. The group says that this event is a way to practice body acceptance by donating one’s “skinny clothes.” Donation bins will be available at the Student Union Building, Talking, Horn/Knapp, and Stangel residence halls, and the Student Rec Center. Clothing donations will go to Women’s Protective Services.

A Feed Your Body Fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 26th at the Student Union Building. The fair will provide information on intuitive eating, media literacy and activism, and health at every size. Free goody bags and shirts will be available.

Wednesday will feature a belly dancing class at 5:30 p.m. in room 114 of the Student Rec Center.

The final event will be a Celebration of Recovery at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held at the Serenity Center in the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery. Those that attend will hear a personal story of recovery from an eating disorder survivor.

For more information, visit http://counseling.ttu.edu.

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