On February 9th at Jennings Hall, GatorWell put on a wellness event that had multiple booths teaching students about healthy eating. Be Real with UF & Shands Eating Disorder Recovery Center had its own booth encouraging students to cut out magazine pictures and write a positive message to themselves or friends. This encouraged students to have a better body image for themselves and love their body as it is instead of basing it off of what society deems to be beautiful. The letters will be donated to UF & Shands Eating Disorder Recovery Center to decorate the rooms.
At this event multiple booths allowed students to make pledges to themselves to love their body and take care of it. At this event I learned many different things such as knowing when to listen to my body as to when I am full, the proper amount of exercise and to love my body as it is.
Written By: Dominique Levert