NEDA Week 2017


“Spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association, the goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. This year’s theme is It’s Time to Talk About It” and we’re encouraging everyone to get screened.

It’s time we take eating disorders seriously as public health concerns. It’s time we bust the myths and get the facts. It’s time to celebrate recovery and the heroes who make it possible. It’s time to take action and fight for change. It’s time to shatter the stigma and increase access to care. It’s Time to Talk About It!

Schedule of Events

Get involved in NEDA Week at UGA by participating in some of our activities to bring an awareness of eating disorders and create an environment of body positivity and acceptance on our campus.

Contact Holly Samples at or Shirelle Hallum at for more information about the events.

Stories of Recovery Panel
Monday, Feb 27, 6:00pm, Journalism room 508
Come listen to stories of people who are in recovery from eating disorders and thriving here at UGA.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 12:30-1:30pm, Tate 473
Take a FREE yoga class to help you relax your mind and body! An instructor from UHC will guide the class through the poses. Mats will be provided, or bring your own.

“Embrace” Documentary Screening
Wednesday, Mar 1, 7:00pm, Tate Theatre
“Embrace” follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Body Positivity Workshop
Thursday, Mar 2, 6:00pm, Memorial Hall Ballroom
The workshop is led by Peer Educators in a small group format, with less than 15 students. The program encourages students to challenge cultural ideals about beauty and resist pressures from the media and society.