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Body Matters Week - February 21-26, 2022

February 21-26, 2022

Body Matters Week

All registered attendees will be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes!

Outreach Events

Ask a Professional

Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 2:00PM - 5:00PM

McComas - No Registration Required

Featuring the Cook Counseling Center, SNDA, Hokie Wellness, Recreational Sports, the Schiffert Health Center, and more!

Educational Events

Nurturing a Healthy Relationship with Food

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 11:30AM - 1:00PM

McComas 198

Hosted by Schiffert Health Center, VT HNFE, VT Sports Nutrition, VT Dining

Join our expert team of VT dietitians for a free catered lunch session that includes mindful eating and an open panel discussion to get all your questions about diets, food trends, and how to have a healthy relationship with food answered.

General Sports Nutrition Talk

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

McComas 198

Hosted by VT Sports Nutrition

Join registered dietitians Rose Donnelly and Rachel Steinbach from VT Sports Nutrition to learn about fueling for an active lifestyle. The presentation will include information on optimizing nutrition for fitness, body image, intuitive eating, and reducing risk for disordered eating.

NIRSA Play Day

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 2-4PM, 4-7PM

Field House, Venture Out

Hosted by VT Recreational Sports, sponsored in part by the Linda Davis Foundation

2-4PM - Field House Open Rec | 4-7PM - Bouldering with Venture Out | Disc Golf all day

Pick up and play day! Celebrate NIRSA Rec and Fitness Day by playing in the field house. Pick up and play Spike ball, cornhole, basketball, Kan Jam, volleyball, and wheelchair basketball.Free NIRSA Rec and Fitness Day shirts to first 100 people to arrive. No pre-registration required.

How to Help a Friend with Disordered Eating

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

McComas 198A

Hosted by Justin Parks, Schiffert Health Center Dietitian and Laurie Fritsch, Assistant Director of Hokie Wellness

This session will provide an overview of disordered eating patterns, a discussion on how to navigate challenging situations and conversations with students struggling with disordered eating and negative body image, and highlights of on and off-campus resources to support students with disordered eating and/or negative body image. We will use interactive strategies to practice recognizing red flags of disordered eating and responding in productive ways.

Body Project for Bros

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

McComas 198B

Hosted by Hokie Wellness Health Education and Awareness Team (HEAT)

Most males would like to be lean and muscular, which typically represents the ideal male body type seen in mass media. If you’re tired of never feeling strong enough or fit enough, this interactive workshop series is for you. For men, taught by men.

Body Love Sketch Party

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Hosted by Robin Scully, Art Program Director, SECL Perspective Gallery

Want to unleash your inborn super-power? We will help you to discover methods to access your best self through journaling, drawing and helpful tips. All materials provided and no experience necessary. This workshop will take place in the Perspective Gallery, 2nd Floor Squires Student Center.

Cocoa and Compassion Journaling

Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

McComas 198

Hosted by Hokie Wellness

How might mindfulness practices contribute to a compassionate relationship with your body? Come get cozy with some warm beverages and time to reflect. Together we will engage in a brief guided meditation and some journaling prompts to help you cultivate self-compassion and reconnect with your body. Journals and beverages will be provided!

Scale Smash

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Gobblernights @ Squires Student Center - No Registration Required!

Presented by Hokie Wellness with support from the National Alliance for Eating Disorders

Join us at Gobblernights to participate is several body image activisms including scale smashing and other body liberating activities.

Register for a Body Project Workshop Series for Women

Hey ladies, do you want to stop hating your body but have no idea how? If you just answered “yes,” you are not alone. Let us help you bring the phrase “self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it,” to life with the Body Project Workshop Series (BPWS).

Click the link below to learn more about the series and register for upcoming workshops.

Additional Resources

Eating Disorders and Body Image Screening and Treatment Resources

This page contains treatment resources for eating disorders and body image related issues. It serves as a starting point to explore and learn more about these services.

Pre-Recorded Learning Opportunities

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Roundtables

Women's Center - Gen(der) Ed Podcast

Join the Women's Center Ashley LeDuc and Katie Mey as they talk about body image with Laurie Fritsch and HEAT & Body Project student facilitators Riley David and Taylor Welch!