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Feb. 14, 2013 Volume 34, No. 19

Eating Disorders Awareness happening next week at Mizzou


Some events include special happenings as part of “Operation Beautiful”

Sometimes it can be difficult to admit or become aware that you have an eating disorder.

The University of Missouri is offering Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 18–22 at various campus locations to aid those with questions and concerns.

The event, held nationally for 26 years, aims to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders, improve access to treatment, and work toward preventing eating disorders and body image issues.

MU’s Counseling Center, Women’s Center and Love Your Body Committee are hosting events on campus.

Some events include “Operation Beautiful.” These involve:

• People posting  positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms in the Memorial Union and the Student Center

• A public showing of the film America the Beautiful, a documentary focusing on self-image in the United States, with a discussion to follow

A free online eating disorder screening can be taken at All events are free and open to the public. 

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit and search Eating Disorders Awareness Week.