This week is National Eating Disorders Week, and University Health & Counseling Services is hosting a number of events on campus to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around this issue. Make sure to check them out:
- Monday, Feb. 25: a screening of “Missrepresentation” will be shown in Summers’ Auditorium at 7PM. The film exposes some of the ways that mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Refreshments will be provided before the movie.
- Tuesday, Feb. 26: from 1-3PM, UHCS will host a live Twitter chat with psychologist Jill Mallin. Questions and comments about body image or eating disorders can be tweeted to @UHCSUWW using #uwwNEDAW.
- Wednesday, Feb. 25: registered dietitian Karen Woodland will be presenting “Trends in Nutrition: Buy It or Not?” in the University Center, room 259B at 7PM.
Eating disorders tends to be a popular topic for research, and the Andersen Library has plenty of resources to help. A quick search in the library’s catalog finds book titles like Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders [Main Collection, 3rd Floor – PN1995.9.B62 F69 2011] and The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior [Main Collection, 3rd Floor – RC552.E18 O47 2010], as well as DVDs like Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women [Browsing DVD, Academic, 2nd Floor – HF5827 .K59 2010].
If you’re looking for scholarly research, take a look at Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, and Communication & Mass Media Complete, all EBSCOhost databases, for academic articles on the topic.
Of course, a reference librarian would be happy to help finding information, make sure to stop by and see one at the Reference Desk, call during Reference Desk hours at 262.472.1032, or anytime, day or night, online at Ask a Librarian.