Body Image

Body Image/Eating Disorders Awareness

Learning Outcomes

We intend that students who participate in the Body Image programming will:

  • Know what body image is both positive and negative.
  • Understand the signs of different eating disorders.
  • Provide help to a friend with an eating disorder or body image issue.
  • Understand how to develop a healthy body image.
  • Know what services and resources are available to them on and off campus.

Program Descriptions:

Many college students struggle with the way they look or how they feel about their bodies, with one out of three normal dieters progressing to pathological dieting. By recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders, and getting help, students can end their preoccupation with food and focus their efforts on developing healthy eating and exercise habits. Below is information about the programs we offer and the Embodied Wellness Team.

Eating Disorder Interdialogue Guidelines

Love Your Body Week: Love Your Body Week is an annual campaign at Denison to promote positive body image and healthy habits, it serves to raise awareness about the media’s negative impact on body image.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week NEDA—February: The National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) is designed to educate and screen college students for eating disorders, and to connect at-risk students with the resources they need. Held annually during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we offer free screening, film screening and feedback session, and other programs. Visit the Wellness Program Calendar for details and program dates.

The Great Jeans Giveaway: Across the nation, the Great Jeans Giveaway serves as NEDA’s signature event for the national awareness week to reinforce the message “embrace your genes, wear jeans that fit the true you.” The event asks participants to bring in old pairs of jeans because too often individuals struggle against their natural, genetically influenced size just to fit into that pair of “skinny jeans” in the back of their closets. Fighting one’s natural size and shape can lead to unhealthy dieting practices, poor body image and eating disorders. Embodied wellness places donation boxes in service centers and Slayter Union to collect unwanted jeans and donate them to a local charity.

Web Resources

The Center for Balances Living

Screening for Mental Health: Free Eating Disorders Screening

Body Positive

Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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