SLU EAT is a student organization dedicated to bringing awareness about eating disorders and related issues to campus through advertising and special events. SLU EAT is specifically in charge of planning Eating Disorder Awareness Week along with the following programs;
- Self Awareness Week (formerly Mental Health Awareness Week)
- Love Your Body Day
- RA/Staff/Faculty Trainingss
- U101 Presentations
How you can help:
- Come to meetings
- Help fundraise
- Give us new ideas
- Become a peer educator
- Help recruit support
Why we care:
- In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder.
- 80% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance.
- 10% of eating disordered individuals coming to the attention of mental health professionals are male.
- Only one-third of people with anorexia in the community receive mental health care.
- Only 6% of people with bulimia receive mental health care.
Requirements: Peers should be in recovery from an eating disorder and/or body image struggles and should be comfortable with their own body, and have a healthy relationship with food. In addition, peers should have a health ideal of eating and body image.
If you have any questions, you can email us or contact Student Health and Counseling Services at 314-977-2328.
Don't forget to join the Facebook group and invite your friends!