National Eating Disorders Awareness Week events hosted by nutrition club and Delta Phi Epsilon
The Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Delta Phi Epsilon sorority are hosting educational and fundraising events from Feb. 22 - Feb. 25 for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and Delta Phi Epsilon's "Be True to You" week.
Taylor Alforno, the president of the Central Michigan University chapter of Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said college is the time when a lot of eating disorders develop.
"(People) are hardest on themselves, which is really unfortunate but that’s why we’re trying to promote this to let people know, — just be you — you don’t have to push to be something you’re not," Alforno said.
Each spring, the Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon raises funds and awareness for one of its internationally recognized philanthropies, Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders through a week of events called "Be True to You" week.
A food fundraiser called 'DPhi-Esta,' will include a nacho bar with churros, will be available from 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Pi Kappa Phi House on 1007 South Main Street. Tickets can be purchased for $4 from a sister or for $5 at the door.
"Trash Your Insecurities" will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Down Under Food Court.
A "Deepher Dudes Pageant" will be held at 7 p.m. in Pearce Hall Room 127. This event will allow men to share their passion for body positivity. Tickets can be bought for $2.
SAND is hosting an eating disorder presentation at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in Anspach Room 162. Personal stories of living with an eating disorder will also be shared.
SAND will also have tables set up in the Charles V. Park Library to inform students about eating disorders from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Feb. 22.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in Anspach Room 161, Julia Rodgers will share her story of battling an eating disorder.
The nutrition organization will also have a table in the library from noon until 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 where they will help advocate body confidence by letting students write on a banner under the hashtags #CMUBodyConfidence.