May 4th is No Diet Day at UVA!
For this occasion, will be a No Diet Day Lemonade Stand set up outside of Clark Library tomorrow from 11am to 2pm, so take a break from studying and stop by! Students affiliated with Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders (HOPE), the Women’s Center, and UVA Health Promotion will be giving away free lemonade in our awesome “Celebrate Every Body” cups (complete with drink umbrellas) to anyone who signs our No Diet Day Pledge, agreeing to put aside all restrictive dieting for at least this one day and promote body positivity instead. :)
Click through to rsvp to the facebook event!
Why is this event important?
A 1995 study conducted by Ph.Ds Catherine Shisslak and Marjorie Crago has found that “35% of ‘normal dieters’ progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25% progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders.” Thus, the aim of UVA No Diet Day is to raise awareness about the negative effects in the name of eating disorder prevention. The bottom line: evidence shows that women who avoid harmful restriction and dieting behaviors will be much less likely to develop eating disorders.
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