All of us, at one time or another, are unhappy with our eating habits and it's not uncommon for college students to engage in unhealthy eating behaviors. However, when these behaviors begin to escalate and negatively impact a person's life and well-being, it's time to take action.
There are resources on campus for students with eating concerns:
- The Brandeis Counseling Center has counselors with expertise in disordered eating and body image concerns, as well as therapy groups. Call 781-736-3730 to request a confidential appointment.
- Brandeis students can access nutrition counseling through our local Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Students can schedule an appointment online without a referral.
- Brandeis Health Center staff can meet with students to review concerns, or refer students to a nutritionist off campus. Call 781-736-3677 to schedule an appointment or ask for a referral.
- Brandeis Hospitality can assist you in navigating the dining options at Brandeis. Email email@example.com to schedule a consultation.
The Brandeis Hospitality website has a lot of important information, including menus, nutrition tips and dining hours and locations.
Body Positive Brandeis is a program offering a group curriculum addressing body image, intuitive self-care, and community building, as well as opportunities for community members to become trained facilitators of the program. It also provides free access to online courses on body positivity and health. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Off-campus Resources
Multiservice Eating Disorders Association (MEDA): Resources and support groups for college students
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): Resources for students, family members and friends
The Renfrew Center: Local eating disorder treatment center