Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-02-23

Samford University will host a series of events in observance of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 27-March 4. The week of programs is sponsored by the Alabama Network of Eating Disorder Awareness [ALNEDA]. The public is invited to any of the events.

The schedule includes:

Samford Psychology Club sponsored student panel and film on the topic "Eating Disorders and the Media," Brooks Hall Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Eating disorder screening, "I am Comfortable in My Genes" petition signing and stress ball making, Ben Brown Plaza, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
"Dangers of Diet Drugs" lecture by Carrie Kreps, Pharm.D., Brooks Hall Auditorium, 4 p.m.

"How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder," lecture by licensed professional counselor Erika Radtke, followed by a panel of eating disorder survivors, Brooks Hall Auditorium, 4 p.m.

On Saturday, a two-mile Fun Run sponsored by ALNEDA will begin at 8 a.m. at the Brookwood Mall entrance to the Greenway walking trail. Registration is $20 before March 4 or $25 day of run.

For more information, contact Samford psychology professor Dr. Nicole Siegfried at (205) 726-2062 or e-mail:


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